China will aim to plant and conserve 70 billion trees by 2030 as part of the global tree movement...

China overview

Why China

China’s 14th Five-Year Plan for the Protection and Development of Forests and Grasslands states that by 2025, China will complete the goal of greening approximately 33.3 million ha of land area, thereby increasing the country’s forest coverage rate to 24.1%. At the World Economic Forum’s 2022 Annual Meeting, China’s Special Envoy for Climate Change announced that further action will be taken in the following aspects: policy formulation, energy transition and forest carbon sinks, strengthening the conservation of existing forests, and striving to plant and conserve 70 billion trees within 10 years in response to the initiative.

Our Focus

A new initiative called China Action will assist with this ambitious target through collective effort based on China’s 14th Five-Year Plan. This plan includes a framework that outlines government-led planting and conservation activities which include engineering afforestation, urban forestry, sectoral greening activities, and specific afforestation methods such as: aerial seeding, closing hillsides to livestock grazing and fuel gathering, restoration of degraded forests, forest tending, and other methods based on best scientific practices. China Action aims to mobilize, organize, and encourage citizens to participate in voluntary tree planting activities every year while also facilitating private sector, civil society, and public action.

China: How we work

How we work China Action will be implemented with the guidance of China’s National Forestry and Grassland Administration, and jointly led by the World Economic Forum and the China Greening Foundation. China Action aims to build a platform for the private sector, civil society, and individuals to contribute to ecological development efforts, support China's emission and carbon neutrality goals, and contribute to the global movement to conserve, restore, and grow 1 trillion trees by 2030.