Coastal Areas are threatened by the rise in sea levels and cyclones.
Save Trees. Let the World Breathe.
According to the United Nations, Pakistan is among the six countries that face the biggest impact from climate change, with increasing risks of floods, melting glaciers and droughts. This means that devastating monsoons, droughts, floods and record-breaking high temperatures will become more frequent and may lead to reduced agricultural productivity. Meanwhile coastal areas are threatened by projected rises in the sea level and increased cyclonic activity.
Communities find themselves just recovering from one disaster when another hits. Trees are vitally important to our ecosystem and can help prevent such disasters. They provide oxygen, store carbon dioxide, help conserve soil and water, and prevent desertification and natural disasters such as landslides. Reforestation is a vital mitigation tool in combatting climate change. Hence, the nation of more than 200 million people is working on building one of the world’s largest reforestation programs.
Reforestation is a vital tool in combatting climate change.
Although Pakistan’s scorched weather conditions and rocky deserts may seem an unlikely place to look for a green revolution, through various efforts, Pakistan aims to work on the reforestation program in full swing. The government is in the first phase of planting 3.25 billion trees. The PM wants to extend that to almost 10 billion by 2023 with the motive to unleash a green economy. The tree plantation program will also generate thousands of new employment opportunities for the local public and is expected to create about 1.5 million jobs over the next three years.
This initiative will be benefitting not only the present of Pakistan, but will also invest into benefiting the people all around the world and the region, and will make a better future for the next generations to come by shifting mindsets in Pakistan from environmental destruction, towards valuing, conserving, and preserving our precious natural resources.
“People who will not sustain trees will soon live in a world that will not sustain people.”