Billion Tree Tsunami
|Billion Tree Tsunami|
|Type of project||Afforestation|
|Location||Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan|
|Key people||Imran Khan, Malik Amin Aslam|
The Billion Tree Tsunami was launched in 2014, by the government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK), Pakistan, as a response to the challenge of global warming. Pakistan's Billion Tree Tsunami restores 350,000 hectares of forests and degraded land to surpass its Bonn Challenge commitment. The project aimed at improving the ecosystems of classified forests, as well as privately owned waste and farm lands, and therefore entails working in close collaboration with concerned communities and stakeholders to ensure their meaningful participation through effectuating project promotion and extension services. The projected was completed in August 2017, ahead of schedule.
The Billion Tree Tsunami Project is driven by the Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s vision of green growth which ties in the needs for sustainable forestry development, generating green jobs, gender empowerment, preserving Pakistan’s natural capital while also addressing the global issue of climate change.
The Billion Tree Tsunami covers the whole province of KPK.
|Central-Southern Forest Region-I Peshawar|
|Northern Forest Region-II Abbottabad|
|Northern Forest Region-III Malakand|
10 Billion Tree Tsunami
On 3 September 2018, after becoming Prime Minister of Pakistan following the 2018 Pakistani general election, Imran Khan launched a 5-year, country-wide 10 billion tree plantation drive from Makhniyal, KPK to combat the effects of global warming.
In January 2020, the National Accountability Bureau announced that it had detected a loss of 462 million rupees (approximately $3 million USD) in connection with an inquiry it had launched in March 2018. Allegations included ghost labour, embezzlement, and misappropriation. The Peshawar office of the Bureau has recommended an enhancement of the inquiry to establish whether further losses have occurred.
- Trillion Tree Campaign, a UNEP call to plant billions of trees.
- Plant for Pakistan, a follow-up reforestation project.
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