Britain lauds Pakistan’s ‘10 Billion Tree Tsunami Project’

The British government has lauded Pakistan’s ’10 Billion Tree Tsunami Project’ for its significance as a major step towards tackling climate change.

British government is all praise for Pakistan’s 10 Billion Tree Tsunami Project aimed at reforestation and tackling adverse climate change effects.

In a statement, British Environment Minister – Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park, said that the world can learn from the 10 billion tree tsunami project as the initiative is a great example for the efforts against climate change which other countries can adopt.

The British minister termed the project as ‘one of the most ambitious in the world’ and also commended job creation and new employment opportunities as a result of the reforestation drive.

Earlier, Lord Aamer Sarfraz also praised Pakistan’s reforestation drive with hopes to celebrate more success from Pakistan in tackling climate change.

On 3 September 2018, PM Imran Khan launched a 5-year, country-wide 10 billion tree plantation drive from Makhniyal, KPK to combat the effects of global warming.

The 10 billion tree tsunami project was preceded by Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government’s ‘Billion Tree Tsunami’ project which was launched in 2014.

The project aimed at improving the ecosystems of classified forests, as well as privately owned waste and farm lands.

It was completed ahead of schedule in August 2017.