Planting a million trees” starting from the areas of Al-Assa, Al-Jufra and Al-Aziziyah as part of the “We Think About Tomorrow” initiative to reduce carbon emissions.
Yesterday, Libya’s state National Oil Corporation (NOC) announced the launch of the first phase of its campaign to plant one million trees. The campaign was launched in the areas of Al-Assa, the Al-Jufra, and Al-Aziziya areas of western Libya.
The NOC said the campaign comes within its “Thinking About Tomorrow” initiative to reduce carbon emissions launched by its Chairman, Farhat Bengdara, in December 2023 at the World Climate Summit (COP28).
The campaign aims to plant one million trees in 40 sites distributed throughout all regions of Libya.
It targets several locations by planting types of forest seedlings that are appropriate for their nature, to serve and achieve multiple environmental purposes, increase green spaces in areas where there are few forest seedlings, and enhance agriculture to adapt to the risks of climate change and withstand drought and the factors of desertification witnessed by the global climate crisis.
The NOC reported that the launch of this campaign witnessed great cooperation from several parties, such as the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock and its affiliated bodies, civil society organizations, school students, local councils in municipalities, scout and guide regiments, and security personnel in the two regions.