The Billion Tree Tsunami (BTT)was launched as a response to the challenge of global warming. Pakistan’s forests currently cover about 2 per cent areas which hopefully appears to rejuvenate through Billion Tree Tsunami (BTT) under the Clean and Green Pakistan initiative nationwide.
Ministry of Climate Change, clued-up that the initiatives were going on across the country without any foreign financial aid rather the country was utilizing her own resources to mitigate the climate change impact in the region.
The saplings planted under the immense Clean and Green initiative would prolong during the winter season as it was a natural process other than any cosmetic practice to perk up the green reserves in the areas.
According to World Wildlife Fund (WWF) statistics, Pakistan’s deforestation rate was the highest in Asia whereas under Bonn Challenge, Pakistan made an assurance to increase 2 per cent of its forest resources. It is estimated that a single tree planted absorbs atmospheric carbon dioxide at an average of 50 pounds a year. A single mature tree can release enough oxygen back into the atmosphere to support 1.4 per cent of the population of Pakistan.
The cultivated area spell in the country prevails mostly in Monsoon and spring season whereas the plantation drives would auspiciously add sustainable results as it has taken the entire nation on board.
The Billion tree plantations and clean and green initiatives were highly praised by international agencies as the country was serving the global cause of climate change mitigation and risk management within its limited available resources.
The project Billion Tree Tsunami aimed at improving the ecosystems of classified forests, as well as privately owned waste and farm lands, and therefore entails working in close collaboration to ensure their meaningful participation through effectuating project promotion and extension services and to eliminate the negative impacts of climate change.