- UK proud of Pakistan’s 10 billion tree tsunami challenge
- In 2014, the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa authorities launched the Billion Tree Tsunami Afforestation Undertaking, which was monitored by WWF-Pakistan
- UK Surroundings Minister Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park phrases afforestation initiative as a fantastic achievement, which the world can study from and emulate
KARACHI: The UK authorities says Pakistan is displaying international management in tackling local weather change with its 10 Billion Tree Tsunami challenge.
In 2014, the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa authorities launched the Billion Tree Tsunami Afforestation Undertaking, which was monitored by WWF-Pakistan.
In 2019, about 1.6 million native tree species have been planted in numerous cities of Pakistan by WWF and about 1.002 million native crops have been planted with the provincial forest division, educational establishments and civil society in 2020.
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UK Home of Lords member Lord Aamer Sarfraz mentioned throughout a latest session of the Home of Lords January 25 that the challenge is an effort that every one Pakistanis will be happy with.
“There is no doubt that 2021 is the year of planet Earth, and by the COP26 due to be held later this year, we hope to celebrate more successes from Pakistan.”
UK Environment Minister Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park termed the afforestation initiative as a great achievement, which the world can learn from and emulate.
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He called it “probably the most bold tree planting initiatives on the planet”.
“I completely, enthusiastically, commend and rejoice Pakistan’s 10 Billion Tree Tsunami initiative and the tens of hundreds of jobs which were created because of the challenge. It goes to indicate what is feasible and what will be achieved,” he mentioned.