Thursday, 24 September 2009

Global campaign has planted 7 billion trees

Filed under: Environment — story spotted by Catherine Morris @ 08:44 PDT

The campaign to plant seven billion trees has achieved its goal, the United Nations announced Tuesday. 7.3 billion trees have been planted in 167 countries since the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) launched the initiative in 2006. The effort aimed to sequester vast amounts of carbon from the atmosphere while generating benefits for human populations and wildlife.

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