GPB Global Resources Works with Ethiopian Government to Plant Trees
The Ethiopian government is willing to plant over 4 billion trees as an effort to minimize climate change impact. GPB Global Resources, located in Ethiopia, is an oil exploration industry which actively supports this cause lead by Ethiopian Prime Minister. In the year 2016, India set a record for planting 50 million trees within a day by the assistance of 800,000 volunteers. In 2019 July 29, Ethiopia broke this record by planting 350 million trees in just one day. GPB Global Resources helped during this process, and they were able to plant more trees to help with climate changes.
Green Legacy Initiative
Abiy Ahmed, the Prime Minister of Ethiopia super heads the Ethiopian Tree-Planting program known as Green Legacy Initiative. He urges additional government offices to close, especially during the days of planting trees so that the civil servants can be a part of this campaign. This project aims to restore the forests in Ethiopia, which were previously abundant to minimize its influence on climate change. This program also helps reduce drought as well as famine which are frequently experienced in the country.
GPB Resources Contribution to the Program
GPB Global Resources has an office in Ethiopia played a significant role during the whole process of the tree planting process. During an initiative that involved more than 1,000 communities, the company supported two communities by paying for 1,000 tree seedlings which were dispersed on July 29. The volunteers who turned up during this process proved that for only 12 hours, more than 350 million were planted. This campaign was a huge success which was even advertised on televisions.
Ethiopian citizens were urged to take care of these trees in any way possible to ensure they can grow. GPB Global Resources was founded by Boris Ivanov and has been in the oil industry for more than ten years. The company is more than willing to work together with Ethiopian citizens to positively impact their lives. Mr Ivanov encourages companies that are venturing into new markets to be ready to support the community by any means necessary.