The 44th Planting Week Kicks Off Under the Theme “Together, Let’s Plant The UAE”


The 44th Planting Week commenced in the UAE yesterday with the theme "Together, Let's Plant the UAE." The initiative aims to raise awareness about the importance of planting trees, encouraging people to contribute to preserving the environment, biodiversity, and addressing environmental and climate-related challenges.

The Planting Week will continue until March 1st, with all concerned authorities participating in planting activities across all the emirates of the UAE, fostering engagement with diverse social groups.

The Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE) is supplying 50 thousand mangrove seedlings to participating entities, supporting the UAE's ambitious pledge to plant 100 million mangrove trees by 2030. This substantial effort leverages mangroves as natural carbon sinks, contributing to nature-based solutions for combating climate change and reducing carbon emissions on both local and global scales. Undertaking such initiatives will significantly contribute to the efforts to limit the rise in global temperatures to 1.5 degrees Celsius.

H.E. Dr. Amna bint Abdullah Al Dahak, Minister of Climate Change and Environment, said: “Trees function as complete ecosystems, offering not just an aesthetically pleasing environment and cooler temperatures but also serving as habitats for various birds and other creatures. Additionally, they play a crucial role in reducing carbon dioxide levels, producing oxygen, and yielding numerous agricultural crops. During Planting Week, our aim is to educate the community about the significance of tree planting and the wide-ranging benefits it brings, encouraging greater participation in tree planting, preservation, and development activities.”

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