“Forests are not merely collections of trees, but cathedrals of nature where every whispering leaf speaks of timeless wisdom and every rustling branch tells a story of life.”

Today, on International Day of Forests, we stand united in our commitment to protect and preserve our planet’s invaluable forests. At the Network for Certification and Conservation of Forests (NCCF), we recognize the critical role that forests play in sustaining life on Earth and mitigating climate change.

As stewards of the forest, we work tirelessly to promote sustainable forest management practices and advocate for the conservation of forest ecosystems worldwide. Through our collaborative efforts with stakeholders across the globe, we strive to ensure the long-term health and resilience of our forests for generations to come.

The theme for 2024 is Forests and innovation, though seemingly distant, but in reality, they go hand in hand. While forests have long been valued for their benefits, the era of innovation underscores the importance of exploring new avenues. Forests serve as crucial countermeasures against climate change, with initiatives like CDM and REDD+ offering compensation for afforestation and reforestation efforts, particularly beneficial for ecologically sensitive regions like North-East India.

On this occasion, let us harness the power of certification and conservation to safeguard our forests and secure a greener, more sustainable future for all.