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Pritzker Award Winner Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim in The National — Davos 2020: Governments and Companies back 1 Trillion Tree Initiative

The World Economic Forum on Wednesday said an initiative it is leading to plant 1 trillion trees by 2030 to reduce harmful carbon in the Earth’s atmosphere is being backed by governments and companies around the world.  Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim, a climate change expert from Chad and winner of the 2019 Pritzker Emerging Environmental Genius Award, said that indigenous people “are the first ones excited about” the 1 trillion trees initiative because of the importance of forests to their lives.