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On January 21, 2020 the World Economic Forum(WEF) and its partners have launched which is a multistakeholder effort to support efforts to grow, restore and conserve 1 trillion trees around the world inorder to restore the biodiversity and help combat climate change.
One trillion trees - World Economic’s aim and efforts to be taken:

i.Project aim: project aims to unite all the countries’ govts, non-govt. organisations, businesses & individuals in to restore nature in a mass scale. The initiative is set up with initial support of Salesforce (CRM) Chairman Marc and his wife Lynne Benioff who are also American internet entrepreneurs.

ii.Carbon locking: Locking up the carbon in the world’s forests, grasslands, and wetlands can provide 1/3rd of  emission reductions needed to meet the Paris Agreement targets by 2030.

iii.Organisations in support: Various organisations supporting the initiative include Bonn Challenge, the Global Partnership for Forest Landscape Restoration(GPFLR), NGOs (Non-Government Organisations) like American Forests, the Trillion Trees Initiative etc.

iv.Focus of The will focus on 3 key action areas. They are

  • Encouraging reforestation champions by providing a digital platform (UpLink).
  • Top-down system change such as policy change, incentives, market creation and access to funding and technology will be catalysed.
  • More spending by govt, businesses, etc to conserve nature will be done.

v.Restoration benefit: Restoring 1 trillion trees may remove 12 Gigatonnes(Gt) of Carbon Dioxide(Co2) from the atmosphere per annum with the same trees storing up to 205 Gt of CO2-equivalent once mature or grown up.

About Paris Agreement:

Fact1- It is an agreement within the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), dealing with greenhouse-gas-emissions mitigation, adaptation, and finance.

Aim- To limit global temperature increase to well below 2 degrees Celsius, while pursuing efforts to limit the increase to 1.5 degrees.

Agreement signing: 2016.