World Rainforest Day Global Summit Drives Impact for Forests
Free, virtual programming celebrate forests’ critical role in climate
Austin, Texas — On June 22, World Rainforest Day, join rainforest guardians, environmental champions and impact-driven organizations from around the world to celebrate standing, healthy forests as one of the most powerful and cost-effective climate change mitigation tools available. The 2022 World Rainforest Day Global Summit is a community-powered virtual event offering education, entertainment, and community building designed to increase awareness of rainforests’ importance and to drive holistic impact to protect and restore their critical ecosystems.
2022 Summit: The Time is Now
This year’s theme—The Time is Now—emphasizes the immediate need for action and impact to achieve net zero deforestation by 2030.
This year’s virtual World Rainforest Day Global Summit runs for 16 consecutive hours, with partner organizations hosting a range of events including panel discussions, workshops, and film screenings focused on conservation, community engagement, innovative technology, finance, youth climate action, storytelling, sustainable business/corporate social responsibility, ecotourism, ecology, and more.
Partner organizations include youth leaders, indigenous communities, environmental non-profits, policy representatives, research institutions, artists, technical experts, the private sector, and more, collaborating and innovating for more holistic forest protection. All events are free and open to the public; registration is available at https://www.worldrainforestday.org.
“The Summit is a truly cooperative effort, including many sectors and perspectives, to open dialogue and collaboration to drive impact for forests,” says Nia Gorbunova, World Rainforest Day Coordinator. “Everyone, in every industry, can play a role in addressing the dual existential crises of climate change and biodiversity loss. Through this event, we’re making cross-sectoral impact an attainable reality.”
Confirmed speakers for the World Rainforest Day Global Summit include human rights attorney and advocate Steven Donziger; actor, filmmaker and environmentalist Adrian Grenier; Kichwa youth leader Shinae Gualinga; and many more. In addition to events brought to life by 40+ partners, the Summit will also feature seamless networking opportunities for speakers and attendees.
“World Rainforest Day recognizes and celebrates our greatest allies when it comes to countering and reversing some of the worst effects of climate change: standing rainforests,” says Rainforest Partnership founder and CEO Niyanta Spelman.
“It’s exciting to learn from and collaborate with so many thought leaders and experts about how the natural technology of rainforests as our best existing source of carbon capture can be supported by emerging technologies as we race to protect our forests and our planet.”
About World Rainforest Day
World Rainforest Day highlights rainforests and their critical role in stabilizing our climate, inspires individual and collective actions around the world, and showcases innovative ideas.
Created by the nonprofit Rainforest Partnership in 2017, World Rainforest Day spreads awareness about the importance of rainforests, encourages global action to protect these critical ecosystems, and creates a pathway for collaboration. Visit http://WorldRainforestDay.org to learn more and amplify with #WorldRainforestDay.
About Rainforest Partnership
Rainforest Partnership is an impact-driven international nonprofit, founded in 2007 in Austin, Texas, that uses the power of community-centered collaboration to protect rainforests—critical components in the global climate crisis—in some of the most critical places on Earth for biodiversity and climate. Visit http://rainforestpartnership.org to learn more.
For more information on World Rainforest Day
Contact: Nia Gorbunova, World Rainforest Day Coordinator