Ethiopia is on a mission is to build “a green and climate-resilient economy” and reverse decades of disforestation through its Green Legacy Project. In doing so, it has announced its lofty plan to plant 5 billion seedlings. As if that wasn’t ambitious enough, the dedicated country hopes this will be the first installment of a larger goal to plant 20 billion trees.
The Ethiopian government made this powerful announcement on June 5th, which was World Environment Day. It also noted that the COVID-19 pandemic “has reminded people of their own vulnerabilities” and how the “natural environment is an important determinant of human health.
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According to the World Economic Forum, “nature-based solutions – locking-up carbon in the world’s forests, grasslands and wetlands – can provide up to one-third of the emissions reductions required by 2030 to meet the Paris Agreement targets.” While further emission reductions will be needed in other sectors from heavy industry to finance and energy, this initiative could impact the reduction of climate change.
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Posted by World Economic Forum on Friday, June 5, 2020