Zimbabwe joined the rest of the world in commemorating Earth Hour today, a global climate change campaign which calls on all nations to take action against the dangers of global warming and climate change.

Acting general manager Forestry Commission Mr Abednigo Marufu said Earth Hour is a global environmental campaign organised by the Worldwide Fund for Nature that brings attention to the effects of climate change.

Worldwide Fund for Nature Mr Enos Shumba highlighted that around the world climate change has had a negative impact on agriculture and food security hence the need for countries to come up with strategies to adapt and mitigate climate change.

On a yearly basis the rich variety of life on earth continues to deteriorate.

Prioritising the planet’s bio-diversity and nature is a step in the right direction.

The Earth Hour is observed by switching off lights from 8:30 to 9:30 pm as a symbol of commitment to planet earth.