COP28: “Plant for Peace” Initiative Aims to Plant 84,000 Trees Globally
By Ojugbele Omotunde
The Young Climate Ambassadors have launched the “Plant for Peace” initiative at COP28 in Dubai.
Launched on Sunday, December 10, 2023 The project’s goal is to plant 84,000 trees across eight different locations worldwide, with a strong emphasis on combating armed conflicts and fostering global unity.
The initiative, unveiled during COP28, underscores the critical importance of robust global governance and environmental stewardship to prevent the devastating effects of war. Dr. Sharei, the Executive Director at CUNCR, is at the forefront of this initiative, aiming to bridge the gap between environmental sustainability, peace, and global governance. This initiative is a response to ongoing conflicts worldwide, including but not limited to regions such as Palestine, Israel, Ukraine, Russia, Ethiopia, Tigray, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Myanmar, Sudan, Somalia, Syria, Yemen, Afghanistan, the Congo, and others.
International Human Rights Day marked the commencement of tree planting events across four continents. These events were united by the symbolism of mangrove trees, signifying hope and paying tribute to children who have tragically lost their lives in war. The initiative seeks to draw attention to the interconnectedness of environmental well-being and peace, highlighting the role of tree planting as a tangible step towards a more harmonious and united global community.