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Green Diversity Foundation Plants 400 Trees on World Environment Day

Speaking as the Guest of Honour at the event, the Ambassador for the United Arab Emirate (UAE) to Ghana Mr. Amer Jamil Ghanem Ali Alalawi said, there's a need for collective action to address the pressing issue of global warming and protect the planet's future.

In celebration of World Environment Day and Green Ghana Day, the Green Diversity Foundation (GDF Africa) has planted 400 trees as part of its efforts to combat desertification and land degradation.

In a speech delivered by the Executive Director, Mr. Hobson Agyapong stressed the importance of land restoration and nature-based solutions in building a sustainable future.

“Land restoration is more than a task; it is a necessity. Our lands provide the foundation for all life on Earth. They are the bedrock of our ecosystems, supporting biodiversity, agriculture, and human settlements. Yet, every year, we lose vast expanses of fertile land to desertification, deforestation, and unsustainable agricultural practices,” Mr. Agyapong said.

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He further noted the importance of community engagement, sustainable agriculture, agroforestry, and reforestation in achieving environmental sustainability.

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The theme of this year’s World Environment Day, “Land Restoration, Desertification, and Drought Resilience Through Nature-Based Solutions,” according to Mr. Agyapong resonates with the foundation’s mission.

Speaking as the Guest of Honour at the event, the Ambassador for the United Arab Emirate (UAE) to Ghana Mr. Amer Jamil Ghanem Ali Alalawi said, there’s a need for collective action to address the pressing issue of global warming and protect the planet’s future.

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He added that our land is our future, and we must protect it, as a result, he called fo a need for policy changes and advocacy at all levels to promote environmental policies and encourage community engagement.

“We are here today to encourage communities to take action towards protecting the environment. And help advocate for policy changes and promote environmental policies at local, national, and international levels. Our land is our future and we must protect it and reverse the damage that has been done,” Mr. Ali Alalawi said.

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