MoU signed to restore 50,000 degraded forest lands

Staff Reporter

Special Assistant to Prime Minister (SAPM) on Climate Change Malik Amin Aslam Wednesday said that private sector could play a vital role in restoring the country’s degraded forest landscape for achieving environmental and economic sustainability.

While addressing a press conference here on the occasion of MoU signing for forest restoration and carbon offset programme, the PM’s aide further said that degradation and loss of forests had already destabilisd natural systems on a scale unseen in human history and the world had already lost nearly half of the six trillion trees that existed on Earth before the onset of agriculture 12,000 years ago.

The MoU was signed among World Wide Fund for Nature – Pakistan (WWF-P), Engro Foundation and the Ministry of Climate Change, under which they together will combine their efforts under a joint Forest Restoration Programme and restore 50,000 acres degraded forest lands in various parts of the country at a cost of Rs 600 million.

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