World Economic Forum appreciates China's commitment to planting 70 billion trees

2022-05-26 Editor : Zhao Li ECNS App Download

(ECNS) -- The World Economic Forum (WEF) said it appreciates China’s commitment to plant 70 billion trees in the next 10 years, according to its official website on Wednesday.

The WEF and China Green Foundation will undertake concrete measures together to support the fulfillment of the contribution in China, it added.

"China responds actively to contribute to the initiative from the World Economic Forum, and I am announcing here that China aims to plant and conserve 70 billion trees within 10 years to green our planet, combat climate change, and increase forest carbon sinks," said Xie Zhenhua, China's Special Envoy for Climate Change, at the Forum's 2022 Annual Meeting in Davos on Tuesday.

In support of this bold contribution, WEF Chairman Klaus Schwab said "We appreciate China's effort in supporting the initiative of the World Economic Forum and relevant UN initiatives. We highly appreciate China's practices upholding relative international commitment such as the Paris Agreement and Biodiversity target through Nature-Based Solutions.” was launched at the WEF's Annual Meeting two years ago to support the growing momentum around nature-based solutions by mobilizing the private sector, facilitating regional multi-stakeholder partnerships, and supporting innovation and ecopreneurship on the ground.

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