International Day of Forests themed “Forests and Innovation”

On the 2024 International Day of Forests themed “Forests and Innovation”, the world aspires to promote innovation to help the world’s forests, and how innovations in science and technology support sustainable forest management.

The Green Legacy Initiative and Participatory Forest Management programs have been implemented with a vision of building a green and climate-resilient Ethiopia. Ethiopia’s Green Legacy Initiative, a groundbreaking initiative not only has had a significance to promote afforestation/reforestation, has also helped raise awareness the importance of environmental sustainability. Since its launch in 2019, 32.5 billion seedlings have been planted, targeting 50 billion by 2026.

Ethiopia is always committed to afforestation, and participatory forest management through the Green Legacy Initiative as a pathway to achieve the 2030 global goal.