Santa Claus was appointed ambassador of European forests

UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization and the UN Commission for Europe appointed Santa Claus, who lives in Finnish Lapland, as the Ambassador of European forests.

The ceremony took place during the opening of the European Forest Week in Rovaniemi, where the residence of Santa, or Joulupukki, as he is called in Finland, is located, reports Russia’s news agency ITAR-TASS.

"Here in Rovaniemi, we have very large forests. And using this as an example, I always tell the children how to take care of the natural resources. We discuss what we can and can not do. It’s good for people to learn this information as a child. When children grow up, I can be sure that they will take care of the forests when they go on a picnic or for a hike," explained his mission Joulupukki.

European Forest Week in Rovaniemi is intended to help the European countries to switch to green economy principles in the forest sector by 2020.

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