Mongolia Launches National Campaign to Plant One Billion Trees by 2030
By Craig Lewis
October 8, 2021
Amid rapidly increasing desertification and the growing threat from the climate crisis, the Buddhist-majority nation of Mongolia has launched a national campaign to plant a billion trees by 2030, pledging to spend at least one per cent of its GDP each year on a comprehensive national program to combat climate change and deforestation.
The campaign is part of Mongolia’s efforts to reduce the impact of planet-wide climate change and to bolster the country’s contribution to achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.