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PM Khan’s billion tree tsunami success in pictures

The Tree plantation drive, launched by Prime Minister Imran Khan has shown unprecedented success. Pakistan has been applauded by UNEP for converting the barren lands to greenery, adding to the environmental sustainability of Pakistan.

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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. 

Read More:Pakistan’s 10 Billion Tree Tsunami project praised in the UK parliament

The success of TBTTP in 2021 is best exemplified in the pictures below:

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Lahore Miyawaki urban forest:

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Hazara-Kaktay badlands:

430,000 plants were planted at Kaktay Hazara, KhyberPakhtunkhwa. The land was treated under TBTTP and the species planted were Rubinia, Poplar, willow, Bottle Brush.

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Balloki Punjab :

Balloki’s barren lands have been revived with greenery under the TBTTP.

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Read More:PM Khan to inaugurate world’s largest Miyawaki forest in Lahore

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.

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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.”  

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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.

The government of Pakistan is aware of the severity and urgency of climate change. It has committed to increasing its Protected Areas to 15 per cent by 2023.

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.

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Read More: PM Khan to kick start monsoon plantation in Lasbela today

 

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