Princess Leonor and Infanta Doña Sofía will participate in the closing ceremony of #UnÁrbolporEuropa, a campaign co-organized by the European Parliament Office in Spain and the Team Europe association to raise awareness about climate change and whose final act will consist of the planting of 6 trees in the protected natural area of Hayedo de Montejo (Madrid).
At the closing, which will be held next Saturday, June 5, at 7:00 p.m., Their Royal Highnesses will be accompanied by 35 young people, most of them boys and girls between 14 and 16 years old from different EU countries and schools. Ambassadors of the European Parliament, although there will also be older young people responsible for the #OneTreeForEurope initiative.
The #OneTreeforEurope campaign arose at the initiative of the youth association Team Europe, following the call in August 2019 by the President of the European Parliament, David Sassoli, who asked mayors across Europe to plant at least one tree in their municipalities to help in the preservation of our planet.
The fight against climate change is one of the priorities of the European Union, which has been marked with the approval of the so-called European Green Deal as one of the main milestones of this legislature, and in which the commitment of the Royal Family to environmental issues.
Since then, and with the close collaboration of the European Parliament Office in Spain, the campaign has managed to attract 610 Spanish municipalities, which have already planted more than 25,000 trees.
Likewise, the municipalities that join the initiative commit to making visible the importance of sustainable development at the local level and involving young people in decision-making processes regarding local sustainability.