Tree planting and reforestation are among the substantive solutions to restore ecosystems, conserve biodiversity, and address climate change. These activities enrich human sustenance and well-being if done mindfully and correctly. Food security, health, livelihood, and safety are just among the interwoven benefits we can gain from mindfully greening our environment.
Nature restoration and recovery efforts already abound in the region. The ASEAN Green Initiative recognises the outstanding regeneration programmes and activities, set apart by a clear set of criteria and a rigorous selection process.
What does it take to be included in the ASEAN Green Initiative?
AGI nomination categories and selection criteria
To encourage greater engagement and participation in tree planting initiatives, no minimum number of trees is required for nomination. Tree planting initiatives can be nominated for any of the following categories:
All nominated tree planting programmes and activities shall be evaluated based on their ecological soundness, socio economic impact, sustainability, and compliance with governance and institutional mechanisms.
Ecological soundness. All interventions in restoring and conserving the ecosystem should be appropriate and should not harm the natural environment. Indigenous species and biodiversity should be protected.