Dare the World to Save the Planet
Earth Hour, the largest global voluntary action in history – where people unite to switch off their lights for one hour in support of environmentally sustainable action and to take a stand against climate change – returns from 8:30pm to 9:30pm on 23 March 2013.
Forests play a vital role in the fight against climate change. Forests are important carbon sinks and deforestation is estimated to be responsible for about 18% of current greenhouse gas emissions. Furthermore, forests have significant economic and ecological value by supporting biodiversity, clean water supply and local livelihoods.
WWF-Malaysia, through our conservation work on the ground, strategically addresses critical forest issues in Malaysia. Our forest work aims to:
Increase the coverage of forest protected areas (PAs) and improve the management of existing PAs,
Improve the management of production forests by promoting and facilitating responsible forestry and trade,
Restore degraded areas especially where there is need to maintain critical forest linkages, and
Enhance the value of forests and its services via promoting financial mechanisms such as Payment for Ecosystem Services as well as Reduced Emission from Deforestation and Degradation.
Earth Hour is an important first step to raising awareness about the need to mitigate climate change; before people can take action to live more sustainably and conserve energy, they must first become aware of the issue. During Earth Hour 2012, WWF-Malaysia’s “I Will if You Will” pledge was to continue undertaking our conservation work if you will continue to generously support us.
Take up the “I Will if You Will” challenge and generate support for WWF-Malaysia; dare the world to save the planet. Together, we can find the energy to turn the inspiration of one hour into the actions of every hour.
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