ISLAMABAD – World Economic Forum (WEF) has lauded Pakistan’s tree plantation drive and asked other countries to emulate it.

Advisor to Prime Minister on climate change Malik Amin Aslam Khan in a statement said the Forum while appreciating the tsunami tree plantation drive, uploaded a short motivational video on this at their official Twitter handle.

They also urged the world to follow this plantation model to counter the hazards of global warming and other climate changes.

On September 5, the World Economic Forum (WEF) reposted a report on Twitter on the success of Pakistan’s Billion Tree Tsunami project, as part of its efforts to spread awareness about the importance of tree plantation and encourage communities across the globe to plant more trees.

The Tweet containing a video and a link to the report was captioned with information that Pakistan intends to plant 10 billion trees under the new project.

The tree plantation drive of the previous government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa was hailed across the world and it also helped boost the fortunes of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), the ruling party in country’s northwestern province, in July 25 Election.

Under the project called Billion Tree Tsunami, the government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa surpassed its 348,400-hectare commitment to the Bonn Challenge, a global effort to bring 150 million hectares of degraded and deforested land into restoration by 2020 and 350 million by 2030.

The target was launched at a high-level event in Bonn, Germany and International Union for Conservation of Nature.

The ‘Plant for Pakistan’ drive was launched on September 2 with the prime minister planting a sapling in Haripur district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

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