Ten African countries have pledged to restore a total of 100 million hectares parcel of land under forest cover. That would be about 386,000 square miles of land, and they have set a target of achieving this by the year 2030.
This decision was decided during the climate change conference in Paris. The ten countries also have pledged to replenish about 31.7 million hectares of land that have undergone deforestation or degraded through man’s influence.
Out of the ten, four African countries, namely Kenya, Togo, Madagascar, and Malawi have agreed to be part of the reforestation process but have not yet declared the size of land they are going to restore. Other African countries not included in this initiative have also promised to protect better their forests and use eco-friendly farming practices.
Although Africa as a continent contributes little greenhouse gasses compared to industrialized countries like United States, China, European Union, India, Russia, Japan, and Canada. They bear some of the greatest effects of global warming on the planet; characterized by changing rainfall patterns. According to the World Meteorological Organization, over 1,300 natural disasters …read more