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Mongolia Launches National Campaign to Plant One Billion Trees by 2030 – Buddhistdoor Global

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Amid rapidly increasing desertification and the growing threat from the climate crisis, the Buddhist-majority nation of Mongolia has launched a national campaign to plant a billion trees by 2030, pledging to spend at least one per cent of its GDP each year on a comprehensive national program to combat climate change and deforestation.

The campaign is part of Mongolia’s efforts to reduce the impact of planet-wide climate change and to bolster the country’s contribution to achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

“The national campaign to plant a billion trees begins today,” Yangug Sodbaatar, chief-of-staff of the office of Mongolia’s president, said on Monday in Ulaanbataar, while announcing President Ukhnaagiin Khürelsükh’s formal order to launch the campaign. “In this regard, President Khürelsükh has issued a decree on obliging the government to spend annually at least one per cent of…

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