” Plant, baby, plant ” Episode 3 : Plant for the Planet

This is the third and final part of my ” Plant, baby, plant “.¬† After delving on agroforestry and urban forestry and their respective merits, I am finishing with the UNEP Billion Tree Campaign and its successor. After reading the first two articles, you might be more than willing to plant trees. It is time… Continue reading ” Plant, baby, plant ” Episode 3 : Plant for the Planet

UNEP : Twelve billion trees have been planted

Yes, you read that right : twelve (12!) billion trees have been planted within the UNEP Billion Tree Campaign. The landmark was reached in November in Kenya. (Was it an homage to¬†Wangari Maathai ?) To the official website : ” China is the leading participating country, having planted a total of 2.8 billion trees under… Continue reading UNEP : Twelve billion trees have been planted

The legacy of Wangari Maathai

You might not have read this name before, and this despite the six times it has been featured on my blog but Wangari Maathai – who died on Sunday at the age of 71 – was a famous environmentalist, well-known for her Green Belt Movement. This is also why she was awarded the Nobel Peace… Continue reading The legacy of Wangari Maathai

The Billion Tree Campaign is a huge success

The UNEP Billion Tree Campaign‘s goal was to plant seven billion trees before the Copenhagen meeting in December. To today’s news the goal was reached as China planted 2.6 billion trees to support the campaign. This shows at least two things : when China starts on something, it is unstoppable. The country’s efforts on climate… Continue reading The Billion Tree Campaign is a huge success

Toward seven billion trees planted by the UNEP ?

You perhaps remember the enthusiastic article I wrote last December on the UNEP programme that enabled to plant over a billion trees. It was such a tremendous success – two billion trees were planted in 18 months – that this institution wants to plant one tree per person on this planet : seven billions !… Continue reading Toward seven billion trees planted by the UNEP ?

Over a BILLION trees planted in a year !

Another good news on the climate change front as over a billion trees have been planted according to the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) since last year. Worldwide, people of all conditions planted trees in order to mitigate global warming. This is a strong message to the leaders of the world that are meeting in… Continue reading Over a BILLION trees planted in a year !

The Grenelle, a French green revolution

Yesterday in Paris took place what will perhaps be remembered as the green event of the decade in France. The President Nicolas Sarkozy detailed in a 30-minute speech a very ambitious plan that concluded weeks of discussions on environmental causes within what is called here Le Grenelle de l’Environnement. From transportation and housing to electricity… Continue reading The Grenelle, a French green revolution

Nobel Peace Prize 2007 goes to the IPCC and Al Gore

Today’s major event is the Nobel Peace Prize, which goes to the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and to Al Gore, for their tireless work on raising the public awareness on man-made climate change. This recognizes in perhaps the best possible way that global warming has to be fought against. The Nobel Committee was… Continue reading Nobel Peace Prize 2007 goes to the IPCC and Al Gore

On July 31st, ten millions of trees were planted in India

As I mentioned it there, the Chinese government is planting billion of trees. It seems that similar projects are under way in India and elsewhere. According to the United Nations Environment Program more than 10 million trees were planted on July 31st by 600,000 people in Uttar Pradesh. As deforestation accounts for a fifth of… Continue reading On July 31st, ten millions of trees were planted in India