Ethiopia plants more than 350 million tree seedlings in one day to fight climate change | TheHill

Ethiopia plants more than 350 million tree seedlings in one day to fight climate change | TheHill

Individuals in Ethiopia planted more than 350 million trees on Monday as part of an effort to combat the consequences of deforestation and climate change.

Getahun Mekuria, the minister for innovation and technology, said on Twitter that the nation had planted 353 million trees in the span of 12 hours.

The campaign, which is aiming to plant about 4 billion trees in total, is being led by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed. The initiative is encouraging citizens to plant at least 40 seedlings this summer, The Guardian reported.

via Ethiopia plants more than 350 million tree seedlings in one day to fight climate change | TheHill

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