First chapter of Trillion Trees programme launched

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Detroit has pledged to plant 50,000 trees, hoping to provide mental health and air quality benefits, alongside carbon sequestration.

Over 20 cities, companies and nonprofits in the US have pledged to collectively plant more than 800 million trees by 2030. This is the first chapter of the World Economic Forum’s Trillion Trees programme to be officially launched.

Groups taking part in the new national programme will need to outline detailed plans for how they will keep the trees healthy, with annual checks.

Such work would create thousands of jobs focused in rural and low-income urban communities that have been hit hard by the pandemic

Read the Reuters summary here.