The ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity (ACB) and the ASEAN Secretariat launched the ASEAN Green Initiative (AGI) on the occasion of the 54th anniversary of ASEAN (08/08/1967). The initiative aims to restore ecosystems, combat desertification, stop land degradation and hinder biodiversity decline in the region. Subsequently, it will improve people’s well-being and livelihood. The implementation of this initiative is in line with the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration, which commenced also this year.
Sources & further information: “ASEAN launches region-wide greening initiative” at https://en.vietnamplus.vn and ““ASEAN Green Initiative” targets to plant 10M trees in 10 years” at https://vovworld.vn, accessed on 11 August 2021.