ISLAMABAD - World Economic Forum (WEF) has endorsed efforts of Pakistan government to plant 1.5 million trees in one day “Plant for Pakistan”, which was initiated by Prime Minister Imran Khan as part of a mega 10 billion trees over the next five years.
The World Economic Forum (WEF) reposted a short video documentary on Twitter stated that Pakistan planted 1.5 million trees in a single day to counter the effects of climate change and pollution, said a press release issued here on Friday.
WEF observing that trees not only cool down cities, they remove CO2 from the atmosphere and produce oxygen. Trees also help reduce soil erosion. Globally, forests continue to decline. Pakistan’s tree-plating is part of a nationwide drive to plant 10 billion trees. WEF also urged the world to follow this plantation model to counter the hazards of global warming and other climate changes.
Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaaf government has practically launched its first ever programme and that too in the area of environmental protection to save the country from unusual and extreme climate patterns.
The first phase of this campaign titled ‘Plant for Pakistan’ on September 2 undoubtedly is a step in the right direction as the general public was involved in it through distribution of free saplings at about two hundred distribution points across the country.
The response on campaign was phenomenal; initially the target of planting 1.5 million trees was crossed with the number 2.5 million trees in on day. World Economic Forum recognizes the start of biggest tree plantation drive in Pakistan. - APP