China’s State Forestry Administration announced that they will add 66000 square kilometers of of trees in 2018 in an effort to reduce pollution. That is nearly the size of Ireland. This massive investment is part of their Paris Accord commitment to forest the area about three times the size of the entire United Kingdom by 2030.
To make this happen, China will use state employees and tens of thousands of soldiers.
- Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region
- Pearl River Delta in south China
- Changsha-Zhuzhou-Xiangtan in central Hunan Province
- Yangtze River Delta
- northwestern Shaanxi and Gansu provinces
- the central plains