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50 million trees to be planted in G-B to tackle climate change

7 October 2020

The Gilgit-Baltistan (G-B) government in collaboration with the Aga Khan Agency for Habitat (AKAH) Pakistan have announced a joint project to plant 50 million trees across the region to tackle climate change and protect against natural disasters. The Forest, Wildlife and Environment Department of G-B will plant 50 million trees on 300 sites, with technical support from the AKAH. The AKAH will use its hazard, vulnerability, risk assessment methodology to identify hazard-prone and steep-slope sites, which could benefit from plantation for stabilisation, particularly along roads and critical infrastructure.