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Pakistan Makes Pledge To Plant 10 Billion Trees In 5 Years


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As climate change continues to impact the way we live and the land we live on, more people are finding ways to combat environmental damage in big ways. Last year India planted 66 million trees in 12 hours to limit their carbon footprint and startup BioCarbon Engineering announced a plan to use drones to plant one billion trees in small villages in Myanmar to restore the ecosystem. Now, the incoming government of Pakistan has announced a similar campaign—they'll plant 10 billion new trees in the next five years.

Pakistan is one of six countries most affected by climate change. Imran Khan, the country's newly elected prime minister, campaigned on several environmental initiatives including clean energy, clean water, and green jobs to support Pakistan's shift in becoming more sustainable. Between 2014-2017 the country successfully completed Khan's Billion Tree Tsunami, a reforestation project that added 350,000 hectares of trees in the northwestern province of Khyber Pakhtunkhw.