Polri increases tree planting activities to combat climate change

JAKARTA (ANTARA) – The National Police (Bolri) promoted tree planting activities to green the environment and help tackle climate change.

Inspector General Teddy Prasetyo, assistant to the national police chief, said here on Friday that 78,000 trees were planted simultaneously by police officers, from police headquarters to regional police, district police and departmental police stations across Indonesia.

„To commemorate the 78th anniversary of Indonesia and the 75th anniversary of the Women’s Police (Polwan), today’s reforestation operation was carried out simultaneously by all regional police, district police and departmental police levels,” Prasetyo revealed.

He explained that the tree-planting drive was an impetus for all members of the National Police to fight global climate change.

Prasetyo noted that current climate change conditions are so extreme that they are causing droughts in some places and claiming 100 lives on forest and land islands like Hawaii.

„Similarly, in Indonesia, there are some areas that have experienced drought and forest and land fires,” he pointed out.

Prasetyo underscored the importance of awareness and concern for the environment, while stressing that a better environment is an investment passed on to future generations.

To this end, he emphasized that Polri’s afforestation is not just a ritual or a one-day affair, but will continue till October 2023 with a target of planting one million trees.

„By planting trees, more or less, it will contribute to tackling climate change and making the environment better and greener,” he said.

On Wednesday, August 23, 2023, the tree planting will be held again at the 17th ASEAN Ministerial Council on Transnational Crime (AMMTC) Summit in Labuan Bajo, East Nusa Tenggara.

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Translated by: Lyly R, Kenzu
Author: Sri Haryati
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