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Trees planted in Novo Sarajevo as part of UNDP's Go Green Initiative
Press release , Photo/UNDP
SARAJEVO, May 5 (FENA) - Swiss Ambassador to Bosnia and Herzegovina Daniel Hunn, Mayor of Novo Sarajevo Municipality Hasan Tanović and UNDP Deputy Resident Representative in BiH Sukhrob Khoshmukhamedov symbolically planted red maple trees in Novo Sarajevo today to mark their commitment to the "Go green Initiative".
The Municipality of Novo Sarajevo, as part of the UNDP's "Go Green Initiative" from 2020, has committed to planting at least 1,000 seedlings this year.
Switzerland will co-finance 300 seedlings through the Integrated Local Development Project (ILDP), a joint project of the Government of Switzerland and the UNDP in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
The goal of the mentioned initiative in 2021 is to plant 40,000 seedlings by engaging up to 40 local self-government units throughout Bosnia and Herzegovina in that endeavor.
“Activities such as planting trees can have a significant impact if undertaken regularly and on a larger scale. Trees prevent landslides and soil erosion, reduce the risk of floods, enrich the air, and help fight climate change. The seedlings will be planted in city parks, children's playgrounds, promenades, picnic areas, schoolyards, kindergartens, hospitals and public institutions, river banks, industrial zones and other locations,” the UNDP said.