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More than 1 billion trees planted in 2007: U.N.

Date : 27th November 2007, Source : ENN

OSLO (Reuters) - The world has surpassed a U.N. goal of planting 1 billion trees in 2007 to help slow climate change, led by huge forestry projects in Ethiopia and Mexico, the U.N. Environment Programme (UNEP) said on Wednesday. The global tree-planting drive, inspired by Kenyan environmentalist and 2004 Nobel Peace Prize winner Wangari Maathai, is meant to counter deforestation from logging and the burning of forests to create farmland.

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