'Ethiopia has planted more than 200 million trees in a day..'

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'Ethiopia has planted more than 200 million trees in a day, officials say, in what they believe is a world record.

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed is leading the project, which aims to counter the effects of deforestation and climate change in the drought-prone country.

Some public offices have been shut down to allow civil servants to take part.

The UN says Ethiopia's forest coverage declined from 35% of total land in the early 20th Century to a little above 4% in the 2000s.

Mr Abiy launched the tree-planting exercise as part of his Green Legacy Initiative, which is taking place in 1,000 sites across the country.'

- BBC, Ethiopia 'breaks' tree-planting record to tackle climate change, July 29, 2019

Context 'Governments must now factor [tree restoration] into their national strategies.'

'..tree planting is increasingly being recognised as a critical activity to preserve life on Earth.'

(Global Healing 2020 - 2050) - Regreen Our Planet - The Trillion Tree Campaign

(Global Healing 2020 - 2050) - Global Greening - the rise of agro-forestry - '..global attempt to plant and restore forest land..'

'..to stop burning fossil fuels by the middle of this century .. planting trees, protecting forests..'

'..Australia could have 100 per cent renewable electricity by the early 2030s..'

California aims to be entirely green powered by 2045..

Ending greenhouse gas emission before 2050 - Summary for Policymakers, - Global Warming of 1.5 °C

'..accelerate carbon emissions cuts..' - '..landmark climate change ruling'