The Government of National Unity (GNU) has launched an initiative to plant 100 million trees, covering an area of 100,000 hectares, to absorb about three million tons of carbon dioxide, according to the Minister of Planning, Mohammed Al-Zaidani.

The initiative will be fully implemented by 2030, 40% of which are fruit trees and 60% forest trees, according to Al-Zaidani’s speech at the meeting of the 5th session of the Arab Council for Population and Development at the headquarters of the Arab League in Cairo, on Monday.

The Minister of Planning pointed out to the climate change issue, and the huge losses of life and property caused by the Derna flood, stressing that climate change hinders the achievement of sustainable development goals.

He indicated that Libya signed a cooperation agreement with the United Nations in the field of sustainable development in order to enhance the achievement of its goals, and to reach peace and stability in the country.