WEF 2022: China commits to plant and conserve 70 billion trees by 2030

In the past decade, China has regrown more than 70 million hectares of forest cover

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China’s Special Envoy for Climate Change on Wednesday said the country will plant and conserve 70 billion trees by 2030, reosponding to the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) 1t.org initiative.

The WEF and China Green Foundation, their statements said, will "actively echo and support" the initiative which will encourage society-wide stakeholders, including enterprises, individuals, and local governments at all levels to commit with actions to plant, conserve, restore and manage trees.

"China's forest cover and forest stock volume have been growing in the last 30 years, and China accounts for more than 25 per cent of the world's new green areas," said Xie

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First Published: May 25 2022 | 5:15 PM IST

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