Extensive tree plantation stressed to reduce carbon emission

26 June, 2021 12:00 AM printer

RAJSHAHI: Wide-ranging tree plantations can be the best way of reducing carbon emission besides mitigating the adverse impact of climate change.

To this end, all the concerned public and private authorities including educational institutions should make the tree plantation campaign successful.

Rajshahi Mayor AHM Khairuzzaman Liton came up with the observation while inaugurating the tree plantation drive of Rajshahi Government Women’s College at its compound on Thursday afternoon.

On the occasion, he also held a view-sharing meeting with the college authority saying the Rajshahi City Corporation is pledged-bound to make the metropolis greener through massive tree plantations for safeguarding the city environment and biodiversity, reports BSS.

Chairman of Rajshahi Education Board Prof Mokbul Hossain and its former chairman Prof Tanbirul Alam and Principal of the college Prof Zubaida Ayesha Siddika also spoke.

Mayor Liton said massive tree plantation can help reduce carbon emission at a substantial level and that is very important to protect ecological balance in the dried region.

All quarters should take the responsibility of protecting the city and its adjacent areas from the adverse impact of climate change and massive plantations can be the vital means of attaining the target.

Liton urged all the city dwellers to plant tree saplings including the fruit trees in all vacant places and other catchment areas of all institutions to create a greenery look everywhere in the city.

He viewed that there is no alternative to creating more forest area to address the adverse impacts of climate change caused by global warming.

Fruit tree plantation can also be an effective mean of meeting nutritional demands with food security and ecological balance, he added.

Liton told the meeting that Rajshahi city has got a new look amid massive plantation of fruit and timber trees and decorative plants and trees and other beautification works drawing the attention of the commoners, particularly the visitors.

Some 32,446 more trees were planted besides creating scores of green zones in 2020, he added.