Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan recently inaugurated multiple Miyawaki forests across Lahore, Lasbela and Hazara. PM Khan inaugurated phase 1 for the Up-scaling of the Green Pakistan Programme, on 2nd September 2018 during “Plant for Pakistan Day”.
“Ten Billion Tree Tsunami Programme” (TBTTP) aims to revive Forest and Wildlife Resources and conserve the existing green life. The program also encourages eco-tourism, community engagement and job creation. During the Global COVID-19 pandemic, the Forest and Wildlife Departments provided green jobs through the green stimulus to 84,609 daily wagers under the TBTTP.
The success of TBTTP in 2021 is best exemplified in the pictures below:
Lahore Miyawaki urban forest:
Balloki Punjab :
Balloki’s barren lands have been revived with greenery under the TBTTP.
Jadkar Banda badlands:
“Efforts in Abbottabad to make Pakistan Green. Jadkar Banda Badland site. Congratulations go to KP for being ahead in the race for achieving the 10 BillionTreeTsunami targets,” the prime minister shared in a tweet.
The project is also supported by the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP). UNEP’s Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific has commended Pakistan’s efforts, he said that “ Large scale restoration initiatives such as The Ten Billion Tree Tsunami Project are central to Pakistan’s efforts to support the UN Decade and to increase ecosystem restoration. We are at a point in history where we need to act and Pakistan is leading on this important effort.”
According to a UNDP report, Pakistan is in particular most susceptible to climate change risks. These include the melting of Himalayan glaciers and extreme events including floods and droughts, which can lead to acute food insecurity.
Pakistan relies on its natural resources and agrarian economy. In order to quickly mitigate climate change risks, the government has launched awareness campaigns all across Pakistan. These can be easily seen under the #plat4pakistan21.
— 10 Billion Tree Tsunami (@Plant4Pak) August 16, 2021
Miyawaki Forest has been raised on 10 kanal and 11 marla at Armoured Corps Center Nowshera under the Moon soon tree planting compaign 2021, Nizampur Forest sub division of Peshawar Forest Division
( southern circle, Region I )today dated .17.08.2021.On ocasssion DG Armoured pic.twitter.com/Kcf43zEZig
— Billion Tree Tsunami (@btap2015) August 17, 2021
Plantation at sawbi .. pic.twitter.com/wmoSvVtSBV
— Billion Tree Tsunami (@btap2015) August 15, 2021
This triangle in DIKHAN used to be a dump few years ago, now home to birds (sound recorded inside this space) urban spaces need more #green @ImranKhanPTI @IMMahmoodKhan @AliAminKhanPTI @aminattock @Jhagra @kamrankbangash @Plant4Pak @CleanGreenPK @UrbanForestPK @PakPMO @pid_gov pic.twitter.com/LSruYakOts
— Faisal Amin Khan (@FaisalAminKhan) August 3, 2020
Ministry of Climate Change announced one billion Mangroves tree plantation – #Mangroves are #biodiversity hotspots as they provide nesting and breeding habitat for fish, shellfish, migratory birds and sea turtles.#ClimateAction @aminattock @zartajgulwazir #10BillionTreeTsunami pic.twitter.com/UTONm1PYBY
— Ministry of Climate Change, Govt of Pakistan (@ClimateChangePK) December 23, 2020