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Launch 10 Billion Tree Tsunami programme to restore forests

The promise is a part of the plan to "tackle climate change and champion green growth".
Updated 14 Aug, 2020 12:48pm

In its manifesto, the PTI says that it "will expand and restore the fractured forests of Pakistan through a '10 Billion Tree Tsunami' spread over 5 years under principles of true forest valuation, community stewardship as well as public-private partnerships".

Source: PTI Manifesto 2018

Updates

August 10, 2020: 'This is just the beginning': PM Imran launches country's largest plantation campaign on Tiger Force Day (read details)

July 31, 2020: Tree tsunami has turned Baloki area in Punjab green: PM (read details)

July 17, 2020: PM to inaugurate monsoon tree plantation campaign in Kahuta (read details)

June 12, 2020: Rs4.9 billion earmarked for 10 Billion Tree Tsunami project in Budget 2020-21 (read details)

June 1, 2020: PM gives go-ahead to 'Protected Area Initiative' (read details)

June 1, 2020: $188m accord reached with World Bank for environment protection through forest regeneration and biodiversity conservation programmes (read details)

May 28, 2020: MoCC to launch seven national parks under 'Green Stimulus' for conservation of forest areas (read details)

April 28, 2020: PM approves Green Stimulus package which aims to promote plantation, setting up nurseries, natural forests (read details)

March 23, 2020: Ministry unlikely to meet target of planting 250m saplings (read details)

Feb 29, 2020: Scheme launched to promote community forestry in Bajaur (read details)

Feb 26, 2020: Billion tree tsunami to lose 25 per cent firewood to tobacco roasting (read details)

Feb 23, 2020: PM inaugurates tree plantation campaign in Kundian (read details)

Feb 22, 2020: Climate change ministry to plant 250m saplings this spring (read details)

Feb 17, 2020: PTI govt to use GPS to monitor trees planted under 10 Billion Tree Tsunami (read details)

Feb 10, 2020: 60,000 saplings distributed among people under 10-BTAP (read details)

Jan 16, 2020: NHA, NBP sign agreement to plant olive trees along highways and motorways (read details)

Jan 8, 2020: Over 100 held in Dir for cutting down trees (read details)

Nov 26, 2019: Adviser for protection of forest-dependent people’s rights, says it is key to preserving the resource-rich biodiversity that forests contain (read details)

Nov 13, 2019: US embassy joins ‘Ten Billion Tree Tsunami’ initiative (read details)

Nov 6, 2019: PM Imran says implementation of 10 Billion Tree Tsunami project has become a gigantic step towards restoring and protecting the country’s natural resources (read details)

October 16, 2019: Govt’s environment preservation agenda in line with WB’s proposals: adviser (read details)

October 13, 2019: Efforts for olive tree plantation in drought-hit areas being stepped up (read details)

October 12, 2019: Three world bodies form consortium to monitor billion tree plan (read details)

October 2, 2019: Tree plantation drive begins in Islamabad (read details)

September 23, 2019: Ten Billion Tree Tsunami Programme awaits funds (read details)

Aug 29, 2019: Rs125.184bn allocated to the 10 Billion Tree Tsunami Programme Phase-1 (read details)

Aug 18, 2019: Over five million saplings to be planted in KP (read details)

Aug 18, 2019: Foreign Office observes ‘Plant 4 Pakistan Day’ (read details)

Aug 5, 2019: Govt to achieve target of planting ten billion trees by involving provinces, says PM (read details)

Aug 2, 2019: Govt committed to increasing forest cover: PM’s adviser (read details)

Aug 2, 2019: Monsoon plantation drive to be launched at Shakarparian (read details)

Aug 1, 2019: Govt claims 6.3pc increase in forest cover due to ‘successful completion’ of the Billion Tree Tsunami afforestation project (read details)

July 8, 2019: Germany to provide €13.5 million for Billion Tree Tsunami project in KP (read details)

July 3, 2019: Rs7.5bn approved for 10 billion tree tsunami, says adviser (read details)

June 13, 2020: Billion tree project at risk in KP's tribal districts after staff of the forest department abandon their maintenance due to unavailability of funds (read details)

April 19, 2019: 10,000 saplings planted in Lakki in one day (read details)

April 2, 2019: Govt depts plant 5,000 saplings in Gujrat (read details)

Mar 29, 2019: Plant for Islamabad campaign to begin on April 3, says Ministry of Climate Change Additional Secretary Babar Hayat Tarar (read details)

Mar 15, 2019: Pakistan registers complaint against India in UNEA for destroying forest area (read details)

Mar 10, 2019: Government's Billion Tree Tsunami campaign led to an increase in the forest cover of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa by four per cent, says Prime Minister Imran Khan (read details)

Mar 9, 2019: Prime Minister Imran Khan told that Plant for Punjab campaign will be launched on March 21 (read details)

Mar 1, 2019: Adviser to the Prime Mini­ster on Climate Change Malik Amin Aslam says the recent air strikes inside Pakistan by India caused massive damage to the government’s Billion Tree Tsun­ami nature reserve (read details)

Feb 19, 2019: Punjab Information and Culture Minister Fayyazul Hassan Chohan launches a tree plantation campaign at the Lahore Arts Council (read details)

Feb 16, 2019: KP Chief Minister Mahmood Khan launches tree plantation drive (read details)

Feb 9, 2019: Prime Minister Imran Khan launches a spring tree plantation campaign at Balloki, Nankana Sahib (read details)

Feb 6, 2019: Prime Minister Imran Khan to kick off spring plantation drive on Feb 9 (read details)

Feb 6, 2019: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Mahmood Khan formally inaugurates tree plantation drive (read details)

Jan 31, 2019: Over 0.5m saplings to be planted in Abbottabad (read details)

Jan 21, 2019: Documentation of forest resources starts in Mansehra (read details)

Jan 15, 2019: Billion Tree Tsumani in February (read details)

Dec 7, 2018: Federal govt’s forestation drive: Another billion trees to be planted in KP (read details)

Nov 20, 2018: KP govt to launch 'Fruit for All' campaign (read details)

Nov 12, 2018: Billion tree tsunami: Punjab forest dept tables afforestation plan (read details)

Oct 13, 2018: PM launches 'Clean Green Pakistan' drive to tackle pollution, global warming (read details)

Sept 2, 2018: PM launches countrywide drive to plant 10bn trees in five years (read details)

July 14, 2019: KP caught between promoting tourism, protecting forest regeneration (read more)