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About 353m trees have been planted in a single day in Ethiopia, according to a government minister.
The planting is part of a national “green legacy” initiative to grow 4bn trees in the country this summer by encouraging every citizen to plant at least 40 seedlings. Public offices have reportedly been shut down in order for civil servants to take part.
The project aims to tackle the effects of deforestation and climate change in the drought-prone country. According to the UN, Ethiopia’s forest coverage was just 4% in the 2000s, down from 35% a century earlier.The previous world record for the most trees planted in one day stood at 50m, held by India since 2016.About 350m trees have been planted in a single day in Ethiopia, according to a government minister.
The planting is part of a national “green legacy” initiative to grow 4bn trees in the country this summer by encouraging every citizen to plant at least 40 seedlings. Public offices have reportedly been shut down in order for civil servants to take part.
The project aims to tackle the effects of deforestation and climate change in the drought-prone country. According to the UN, Ethiopia’s forest coverage was just 4% in the 2000s, down from 35% a century earlier.
GREEN LEGACY ON JULY 29,2019
Ethiopian plants 353m trees in a day to help tackle climate crisis
GREEN LEGACY ON JULY 29,2019
Ethiopian plants 353m trees in a day to help tackle climate crisis
GREEN LEGACY ON JULY 29,2019
Ethiopian plants 353m trees in a day to help tackle climate crisis

OFLP Ethiopia has conducted a policy dialogue on policy and legal frameworks of forest and tenure right in Oromia national regional state.
The objective of the dialogue is to collect inputs for the policy and legal framework assessment on forest and tenure right in the region. Concerned stakeholders  from federal and regional sectors including members of house of peoples representative and Chefe Oromiya agriculture and natural resources standing committee members have attended the dialogue.

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