Action Plans to Plant “One Billion Trees” ApprovedOne Billion Trees
Ulaanbaatar, March 15, 2023 /MONTSAME/. The National Climate Committee, led by Deputy Prime Minister of Mongolia S. Amarsaikhan convened on March 14. The committee was newly established by resolution No.350 of the Government of Mongolia, dated September 9, 2022.
At the meeting the National Climate Committee discussed and approved the strategic and action plans for implementing the "One Billion Trees" national campaign in 2022-2030 and the action plan of the National Committee in 2023.
For the purpose of counteracting global warming, mitigating climate change, reducing desertification and land degradation, and ensuring ecosystem stability, President of Mongolia Ukhnaagiin Khurelsukh issued Decree No. 58 on October 4, 2021, and launched the "One Billion Trees" national campaign.
In the strategic and action plans for implementing the “One Billion Tree” national campaign, 27 actions and 154 measures are planned to be implemented. Through over one billion trees plantation in the country by 2030 it is expected that the area affected by desertification and land degradation to be reduced by 4.0 percent, and carbon dioxide absorption by the tree to be increased by 11.0 percent, in addition to expansion of forest area. Furthermore, it is effective in mitigating climate change, accelerating green recovery, increasing the cultivation of herbs, creating jobs, and having a positive impact on the food supply.