Since Pakistan locked down to try to stem the spread of COVID-19, unemployed day laborers have been given new jobs as "jungle workers", planting saplings as part of the country's 10 Billion Tree Tsunami programme.
Ethiopia has planted more than 350 million trees in a day, officials say, in what they believe is a world record. The project aims to counter the effects of deforestation and climate change in the drought-prone country.
The new law called the "Graduation Legacy for the Environment Act," it is seen as a valuable opportunity for young people to take action against climate change and hopes to fix deforestation in Philippines.
Once arid hillsides have now become lush green woodland in northwestern Pakistan, where hundreds of millions of trees from 42 different species have been planted as part of the “Billion Tree Tsunami” program.
In just two decades, Madagascar lost about a fifth of its mangrove forest area, exposing its coastline to the ocean's ravages.
Florida 18-year-old Theo Quenee grew and planted mangroves after the devastation of Hurricane Irma.
The government of China has announced its plans to plant forests in 2018 that will occupy at least 6.6 million hectares, equivalent to the size of Ireland.
Over 1.5 million volunteers gathered together to plant the saplings by the Narmada river in India. The record-breaking event was organized in accordance with the country’s climate change goals.
Growing plants is no viable option to counteract unmitigated emissions from fossil fuel burning. However, growing biomass soon could support climate policies of rapid and strong emission cuts.
According to a new United Nations report, China plans to build an "ecological civilization" that could be a model for the rest of the world.