|The “ASEAN Green Initiative” is launched at a virtual ceremony on August 7, 2021. (Photo: ASEAN Center for Biodiversity)
The program as part of the celebration of the 54th anniversary of ASEAN will bring together different stakeholders to participate in an ambitious goal of planting at least 10 million native trees and regrow Southeast Asian forests.
The initiative will recognize greening programs and tree-planting initiatives by individuals and groups from any ASEAN member states that positively contribute to the bloc's ecosystem restoration, combating desertification, halting land degradation, curbing biodiversity loss in the region, and improving peoples’ well-being and livelihood.
The AGI demonstrates the strong cooperation and commitment among the 10 ASEAN Member States (AMS) to biodiversity conservation and ecosystem restoration in the region.