In an inspiring display of leadership last year [2019], Ethiopians planted more than 350 million trees in 12 hours as part of a wider reforestation program called “Green Legacy.”

Led by a call from the Prime Minister Ahmed Abiy and his cabinet of ministers, Ethiopians broke the previous record set by Indians in 2017 [66 million trees].

What is most impressive is that the Ethiopians have targeted 4 Billion trees this year [2020].

I hope that with Covid-19 halting most of countries’s activities, Ethiopia will find space to still plant more trees.

At a time when Brazil’s incredible Amazonian rain forests are reaching dangerously negative tipping points due to deforestation, Ethiopia has set the marker for what positive change looks like.

Thank you, Ethiopia.

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