05 Jun '11, 4am

Saving #forests requires a change in lifestyle — Forage through #forest facts: #WED2011 #environment #IYF #IYF2011

Saving #forests requires a change in lifestyle — Forage through #forest facts: #WED2011 #environment #IYF #IYF2011

Saving forests requires a change in lifestyle If you ever wondered how it would be possible for you to save an entire forest then look no further than making simple lifestyle changes. Forests play multiple roles in our lives, including providing a source of livelihood, refuge for many species, and clean air for all. As a result of the growing global pollution levels forests have often come to be referred to as the ‘lungs of the earth’. This is particularly because deforestation and forest degradation account for nearly 20% of global greenhouse gas emissions, which forests would absorb if carefully managed. Broadly, there are three main sources of forest degradation: commercial logging, fires, and gathering wood for fuel. Insects and pests also cause considerable forest degradation. Difference between deforestation and degradation Deforestation is the reduction of forest co...

Full article: http://www.unep.org/wed/forestfacts/

Tweets

World Environment Day

unep.org 05 Jun '11, 4am

About | Calendar | Multimedia | News | Outreach | Publications United Nations Environment Programme environment for develo...

World Environment Day where you are? See the wo...

unep.org 04 Jun '11, 4pm

About | Calendar | Multimedia | News | Outreach | Publications United Nations Environment Programme environment for develo...

#fb

unep.org 04 Jun '11, 7am

Forests: Nature At Your Service Forests cover one third of the earth’s land mass, performing vital functions and services ...

#SachinTendulkar on the importance of #forests ...

unep.org 05 Jun '11, 8am

Book on Forests and People Publisher: Editions de la Martiniere UNEP Goodwill Ambassador, Yann Arthus-Bertrand, best known...

World Environment Day is June 5th! This years t...

enn.com 04 Jun '11, 5am

World Environment Day is a day that is supposed to stimulate awareness of the environment and enhance political attention ...

World Environment Day is June 5th! Theme this y...

unep.org 05 Jun '11, 3am

It takes only a few simple steps to easily green your daily routine and make good eco behavior into a habit! Green is fore...

#UNEP to launch 'Forests in a Green Economy' re...

unep.org 03 Jun '11, 8am

Media Advisory: UNEP to Launch 'Forests in a Green Economy' report on World Environment Day Report examines how investment...

Dow Recognizes World Environment Day

csrwire.com 03 Jun '11, 4pm

MIDLAND, Mich., Jun. 03 /CSRwire/ - The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: Dow) joins thousands of people across the globe in rec...

Find out whats happening across the globe for W...

unep.org 01 Jun '11, 2pm

About | Calendar | Multimedia | News | Outreach | Publications United Nations Environment Programme environment for develo...

June 5 is World Environment Day 2011 via @AddThis Plant a tree, hug the earth.

June 5 is World Environment Day 2011 via @AddTh...

unep.org 03 Jun '11, 7am

NEPAL: UNEP is supporting a clean-up expedition to remove an estimated 9 tons of litter in and around Mount Everest. Enlis...

Over 1.6 billion people are dependent on forest...

unep.org 05 Jun '11, 12pm

Media Advisory: UNEP to Launch 'Forests in a Green Economy' report on World Environment Day Report examines how investment...

World Environment Day - See what UNEP are doing...

unep.org 30 May '11, 7pm

About | Calendar | Multimedia | News | Outreach | Publications United Nations Environment Programme environment for develo...

Countdown begins to World Environment Day 2011 ...

unep.org 01 Jun '11, 11am

NEPAL: UNEP is supporting a clean-up expedition to remove an estimated 9 tons of litter in and around Mount Everest. Enlis...

The environment provides trillions of dollars i...

unep.org 03 Jun '11, 12pm

The Secretary-General's Message on World Environment Day Nearly 20 years after the 1992 Earth Summit, the world is once ag...

O seu blog vai ficar estiloso com os banners da...

unep.org 03 Jun '11, 11pm

About | Calendar | Multimedia | News | Outreach | Publications United Nations Environment Programme environment for develo...