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Ethiopia ‘breaks’ tree-planting record to tackle climate change

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed is leading the project, which aims to counter the effects of deforestation and climate change in the drought-prone country.
Some public offices have been shut down to allow civil servants to take part.
The UN says Ethiopia’s forest coverage declined from 35% of total land in the early 20th Century to a little above 4% in the 2000s.
MrAbiy launched the tree-planting exercise as part of his Green Legacy Initiative, which is taking place in 1,000 sites across the country.
Officials were assigned to count the seedlings being planted by volunteers, reports BBC’s KalkidanYibeltal in the capital, Addis Ababa.
Ethiopia’s Minister of Innovation and Technology GetahunMekuria tweeted that more than 350 million trees were planted in 12 hours.
By bbc news

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