In a recent article posted on Weekly Opinion, “Ethopia Planted over 350 Million Trees in a Day With Help from GPB Global Resources B.V.”, Anthony Vega talks about the tree-planting initiative that took place in Ethopia in July of this year. He tells us how the mineral and petroleum extraction firm was a major a driving force behind the project while touching on some essential points related to the reason for putting the tree program into action.
In his article, Vega notes that the lack of trees is a major contributor to climate change and how Ethopia is no exception to this issue and backs up his argument with potential reforestation data which points out that less than 4% of Ethopia’s land is covered with trees when it was once 6 times that percentage. With the active help and support of the Ethopian Prime Minister, the program was a huge success and GPB Global Resources helped two different communities plant 1,000 trees.
The article shares how over 350 million trees were planted in less than a day and Ethopians were actively educated on how to take care of the trees to ensure full growth. Vega also points out how GPB Global Resources has built a strong relationship with Ethopia since 2014 and how the oil exploration firm has been supporting Ethopia’s local community projects since 2015.
Outside of the tree-planting initiative, many in the community along with GPB Global Resources, came together and discussed high priority needs. Vega goes over the top 5 needs as well as the importance of each need and a proposed plan to ensure each priority is met. For example, he notes that families need a regular, underground water pipe that provides water to a family farm so they can have secure access to food.
Why does GPB Global Resources play such an active role in supporting the Ethopian community? As Vega’s article points out, the firm cares about the potential impact on the climate and community when extracting natural resources from those areas with the aim to preserve and improve those areas where improvement is desperately needed.
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