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Infographic: Everything you Need to Know About the Earth Hour

On Saturday, March 26, Earth Hour will take place once again. It is a global invitation to turn off the lights between 8:30 pm and 9:30 pm.

Hands holding the figure of the planet Earth

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LatinAmerican Post | María Fernanda Ramírez Ramos

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Earth Hour is an initiative that seeks to raise awareness about the need to mitigate the impact of global warming and make urgent decisions to preserve the environment. This year will be the 16th time that millions of households, businesses and governments around the world have come together to turn off the lights on iconic buildings and monuments. Below, we tell you the most interesting facts about this initiative led by the World Wide Fund for Nature, WWF for its acronym in English.

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Earth Hour 2022 will be a special celebration, as it is a unique moment for humanity. After the pandemic is over, the relationship between human health and the "health" of the planet for full development is increasingly evident.

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A few weeks after Earth Hour 2022, from April 25 to May 8, world leaders will gather in China for the second session of COP15 of the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity. Right now, the world is facing an unprecedented biodiversity loss crisis. Therefore, Earth Hour is also a form of protest and a call to attention to world leaders about the need to adopt effective and urgent measures.