ASEAN launches region-wide greening initiative

The ASEAN Green Initiative (AGI) has been launched with an aim to ramp up restoration efforts and plant at least 10 million native trees in the next 10 years. It was carried out on the occasion of the 54th anniversary of ASEAN (August 8) by the ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity (ACB) together with the ASEAN Secretariat.

At least 60 percent of the world’s tropical peatlands, 42 percent of mangroves, and 15 percent of tropical forests are in the ASEAN. While the region is known for its rich biodiversity, it is also vulnerable to climate-related risks and human-driven activities that drive biodiversity loss.

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