Ethiopia's Green Legacy

2019 CEEthiopia

“The Green Legacy initiative aims to combat environmental degradation, build resilience, and transition into a green society. The nation has lost nearly 97 percent of its native forests due to a growing population and an increased need for land for food production. To combat environmental degradation, Ethiopia committed to restoring 15 million hectares of deforested land by 2025. Through Green Legacy, the Ethiopian government hopes to plant 20 billion trees over four years. Ethiopia made headlines last year when the nation planted nearly 354 million trees in just 12 hours."

Source: "Ethiopia to Plant 5 Billion Tree Seedlings in 2020, Ethiopia." Ecowatch.Com. Accessed April 26, 2021.

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