” Plant, baby, plant ” a reminder

In 2012 I wrote a series of articles about planting trees. Given how this simple action solves heaps of problems – such as climate change and air pollution – in both the countryside and in our cities I believe we should make it a priority. If you believe these are words from a treehugging enthusiast, read … Read more

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

Plant for the planetThis 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 for you to join Plant for the Planet Foundation, the global organization succeeding to the Billion Tree Campaign.

This have been since its beginning in 2006 a tremendous success as each times goals had been set, they had been exceeded.

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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 … Read more

Worth an article – my October 2010 tweets

I have been committed since January 2007 to bring you each month a selection of the latest headlines and best researches on sustainable development, climate change and the world energy sector.

However, I don’t blog as much as I would like to and generally write around 25 posts per month. But many more news are worth reading. This is why I use Twitter to share more news that are worth your time.

I believe it offers a good complement to this website. So if you are on Twitter and like this selection, don’t hesitate to start following me.

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India planted over two billion trees since 2007

According to the United Nations’ Billion Tree Campaign, India planted two billion trees since 2007. This brings the amounts of trees planted globally to no less than ten billion. These are fantastic news ! At the beginning of this project, the UNEP wanted to plant a billion trees. This was at the time a very … Read more

The Billion Tree Campaign is a huge success

plant-for-the-planet-logoThe 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 change mitigation and pollution reduction are each day bigger.

Second message : people around the world are more than willing to mitigate climate change. This is an important message for our representatives meeting this week in New York.

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Four billion trees…

The billion tree campaign from the United Nations Environment Program announced it yesterday: four billion trees have been planted so far. This happens only a few months after reaching the three billion hallmark… After reaching the one billion mark in 2007, the UNEP decided to plant seven billion around the world before the Copenhagen meeting … Read more

Over three billion trees planted !

plant-for-the-planet-logoAfter reaching the one billion mark in 2007, the UNEP decided to plant seven billion around the world before the Copenhagen meeting which will decide of the future of the Kyoto Protocol.

The Billion Tree Campaign announced today that over three billion trees had been planted for the operation. Worldwide, people of all conditions keep on planting trees in order to mitigate global warming and deforestation.

No less than six countries planted more than 100 million trees (see the map). The #1 being Ethiopia, with over 700 million !

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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 !

This represents to me a huge project that might actually save us from climate change, or at least seriously slow down the process.

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Over a BILLION trees planted in a year !

amazon_forest02.gifAnother 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 Bali.

Since I read recently several articles on forests, I will into details on this most important topic and how they are important for us all.

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

india.jpgAs 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 current anthropogenic greenhouse gases emissions, it is worth talking about such an ambitious plan.

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