Riyadh – Saudi Arabia attended the 18th session of the UN Forum on Forests in New York City from May 8–12 in representation of the National Centre for Vegetation Development and Combating Desertification.
The Saudi Green Initiative’s varied activities, ambitious ambitions, and accomplishments in relation to forest expansion, protection, and sustainability were highlighted during the event by the centre.
In addition to the G20 Global Land Initiative, the International Union for Conservation of Nature emphasised prospects for forest ecosystem restoration.
The conference applauded the center’s initiative to plant 60 million trees and restore 300,000 hectares of forests and valleys, in addition to carrying out the projects and programmes outlined in the national forest policy.
The 16th Conference of the Parties (COP 16) to the UN Convention to Combat Desertification would be held in the Kingdom, it was also announced.
Many UN member state delegations, including ambassadors and officials of nations and organisations, participated at the meeting.
The attendees acknowledged their enthusiasm for the Kingdom’s ambitious efforts and environmental successes.
At a time when forests are threatened by unsustainable practises and economic crises, the UNFF gathers annually at the UN headquarters in New York City with the goal of protecting, developing, and sustaining forests around the world to help promote social development, improve livelihoods, and help eradicate poverty.