In just three years, the government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has fulfilled its promise of planting a billion trees in the province.
The ‘Billion Tree Tsunami’ project was initiated by Imran Khan in November 2014 and it hoped to reverse land degradation and deforestation in the formerly forested KP.
The landscape, which was deforested previously, is being restored naturally by the project and will help efforts to combat climate change and mitigate the risk posed by higher temperatures.
It can help in transitioning to a greener economy for Pakistan and the project has already been commended on an international level as an example of how to deal with the impact of climate change.
It was reported that by late 2017, the Tsunami goal had been met and the project surpassed its aims significantly by restoring and planting trees across 348,000 hectares of despoiled forest landscapes in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.