Ethiopia is a country in Africa, which is well known for having an interesting past and also holds a unique place when it comes to tradition and culture. Now, the country has just made a world record by planting 35 crore tress in just 12 hours.
The official said that they made this record on 29th July in its bid to tackle the global climate changes. The Prime Minister of Ehiopia, Abiy Ahmed says that the country is in a mission to counter the side effects of deforestation and climate change in the area which are more prone to drought and other issues related to water scarcity.
The campaign for planting the trees for preventing the effects of climate change is called as "Green Legacy" and this campaign will be implemented in around 1000 sites across Ethiopia. A large number of Ethiopians were invited to be a part of this campaign and Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said that within the first 6 hours, around 150 millions were planted across the country.
As per the Green Legacy Initiative by the Prime Minister, 4 billions trees are supposed to be planted between May and October. It means that 40 trees have to be planted by a person in the country.
Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said that they have already reached the half of their goal and also urged the Ethiopians to keep on the momentum in the remaining hours. After 12 hours, the Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed announced on Twitter that his country met the collective green legacy goal more than expected.
As per the country’s minister for innovation and technology, Getahun Mekuria, a total of 353,633,660 tree saplings have been planted so far and the tweeted. Various Staff from the United Nations, African Union and other foreign embassies in Ethiopia were also a part of this great initiative. A country like India could also take a leaf out of this book and emulate what the Ethiopians are doing to tackle the climate change.