Let there be law in Nepal that requires every student to plant 10 trees if they want to graduate

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The rate of deforestation is rapid in Nepal. According to a study, Nepal lost 46,000 hectares of its forest cover between 2001 and 2016.

Nepal has total tree covered area of 4.74 million hectares in 2000 before the research began. During these years, the highest forest loss occurred in the Chure and the Tarai regions. Rapid deforestation yields many unfavorable conditions.

Deforestation should be stopped. It should be initiated from youth. There should be some laws like in The Philippines, which will now require by law all graduating students from elementary school to college plant 10 trees each before they can graduate. According to report, The bill, called the “Graduation Legacy For the Environment Act,” was approved in the House and is now sent to the Philippines Senate for action. Proponents of the law see this as an opportunity for the Filipino youth to help tackle climate change and build a greener environment for their generation.

One estimation shows that over the course of one generation the bill will be responsible for 525 billion trees planted. This comes from over 12 million students graduating from elementary school each year, 5 million from high school and 500,000 from college, equaling 175 million new trees planted each year.

This kind of law seems fruitful in Nepal too to stop the rapid deforestation.

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