The global climate change strike that has seen millions of people campaign across Asia, Europe and the US has been backed by the American Hardwood Export Council (AHEC).
Schoolchildren, students and workers have taken part in a global ‘climate strike’ urging greater action to address climate change.
This campaign has been backed the official Instagram for AHEC in Africa, the Middle East and India.
It posted a picture on its Instagram account, with a caption calling for action.
It said: “Strike because forests now seem like fires waiting to happen. Strike because the world is vulnerable and what we do this decade will build a liveable environment for our future generations.”
AHEC is levy board that promotes sustainable US hardwood around the world. As such, it has a vested interest in protecting forests across the country.
On its website, AHEC says regular forest inventories carried out by the government suggest there is rapid growth in the volume of nearly all commercial hardwoods in US forests.
Separately, HE Dr Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, UAE Minister of Climate Change and Environment, concluded a three-day visit to Washington to discuss climate change.
HE Dr Al Zeyoudi said: “In 1972, about six months after the formation of the UAE, a delegation from the new country attended the United Nations Conference on the Human Environment, the world’s first environmental mega-conference. The UAE’s founding father, late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, met with the members of the delegation before they embarked on their journey. He told them that while they were heading to Sweden as representatives of the UAE’s population, he expected them to speak for all the people of the world. And 1975 saw the birth of the UAE Supreme Committee on Environment that drafted the country’s first laws and regulations aimed at protecting the environment.
“The UAE was one of the first countries in the region to heed the climate change warning and ratify the Paris Agreement. Since then, we have followed a systematic approach towards climate change mitigation and adaptation.”