Oman : EEG’s Million Tree Campaign (Google / Oman Daily Observer)

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ESO, EEG to contribute to 1m tree campaign

By A Staff Reporter – MUSCAT — The Environment Society of Oman (ESO) joined the Emirates Environment Group’s (EEG) endeavour to promote sustainable green spaces in its Million Tree Campaign. Initiated in the year 2007 in the UAE, under the United Nations Environment Programme’s One Billion Tree Campaign, EEG’s Million Tree Campaign aimed to aid in mitigating the impact of carbon emissions and combating desertification.

Since its inception, EEG has planted 2,091,026 indigenous trees in co-ordination and support from different organisations and educational institutions in the UAE and with the involvement of students, teachers and the staff of the sponsoring organisations. Today ESO and EEG are organising a tree planting event in Salalah where 10 indigenous trees including the frankincense tree have been selected to be planted at Al Oukdeen Primary School.




Author: Willem Van Cotthem

Honorary Professor of Botany, University of Ghent (Belgium). Scientific Consultant for Desertification and Sustainable Development.

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