Adani Group led by India’s richest billionaire Gautam Adani, made the country’s biggest plantation pledge as part of India’s declaration to take a leading position in its commitment at Paris COP 21. The conglomerate has vowed to plant 10 crore trees by 2030.
The Adani-led group made this commitment on the 1t.org — the ‘Trillion Trees Platform’ of the World Economic Forum (WEF), making it the biggest plantation pledge in India so far. 1t.org is a multi-stakeholder platform serving a global movement to conserve, restore and grow 1 trillion trees by 2030, in support of the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration. The World Economic Forum was held in Davos, Switzerland from January 16-20, 2023. The theme for this year was “Cooperation in a fragmented world” which aims to address the most pressing issues facing the world and to promote innovative solutions.
“The sheer scale of ambition of 1t.org to plant a trillion trees is simply inspiring. It is a reflection of the resilience of humanity and what can be achieved through the collective power of like-minded people that are determined to fight for a cause,” Adani said.
Gautam Adani believes that restoring ecosystems, reversing loss of biodiversity, and reducing soil erosion are all essential for building a greener world. In this context, the 60-year-old billionaire, pledged that the Adani Group will plant 10 crore trees in the next seven years by 2030. The trillion trees initiative is aimed at reducing the speed of climate change by doing away with large amounts of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, providing much-needed progress towards climate, biodiversity and SDGs.