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Peru Aims To Plant 40 Million Trees by February 20 To Mitigate Climate Change

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Reacting to “green” specialists stating little could be done to avoid average global climate to raise by 2 degrees Celsius, the Peruvian Ministry of Agriculture is aiming to plant 40 million trees nationwide in a project that has been planned for months, as El Comercio newspaper reports.

The areas targeted for plantation were carefully selected according to the quality of the soil and water. The government expects capturing around 573,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide per year from this project.

What is relevant about this project, in addition to its “green” benefits, is that it will generate about 128,000 temporary jobs in the first quarter, and even business behind the fact that the cost per ton to develop “clean” mechanisms or carbon bonds around the world is 12 Euros and considering you can capture more than 25 tons of carbon dioxide from 1,000 trees.

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Written by Catherine Castro

January 8, 2009 at 9:32 am

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