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Gov't calls for joint efforts to plant one billion trees over next five years

VGP – Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has recently signed Directive 45/CT-TTg calling for joint effort in planting one billion trees over the next five years.

01/04/2021 12:24

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The move is part of the Government's effort to lessen impacts of climate change in Viet Nam.

The nation is one of the world's most vulnerable countries to climate change. It suffered more than 220 extreme events in 1999-2018 with losses of more than US$2 billion per year, according to Global Climate Risk Index, published by German environmental think tank Germanwatch.

In recent months, flooding and landslides had caused many deaths and losses. While experts were blaming these natural disasters on climate change, heavy rains or the construction of small hydropower plants, it was first and foremost necessary for us to protect the forests and plant more trees, said the Government chief./.

By Khanh Phuong