UK rock group, Coldplay Partners Zim Forestry Conservation

By Paidashe Mandivengerei

A POPULAR UK rock band, Coldplay has collaborated with Zimbabwe’s My Tree Trust on a forestry project to reduce carbon emissions.

The collaboration precedes the 26e edition of the United Nations Climate Change Conference (CO26) to be held in Glasgow from October 31 to November 12.

The CO26 summit brings together countries, civil societies and businesses to accelerate action towards the goals of the Paris Agreement and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.

In March 2022, Coldplay will embark on a world tour called Music of the Spheres to raise awareness about reducing carbon emissions.

Environmental protection organizations, especially local ones, My Trees Trust, have joined forces with the internationally renowned rock group.

Coldplay announced the partnership on its website, stating, “We are proud to support MyTreesTrust / Miti Yangu in Zimbabwe.

“This community-led project will protect a vast new area of ​​wilderness, support forest regeneration and provide habitat for critically endangered wildlife.”

In a statement, My Trees Trust praised the collaboration, adding that it would lead to job creation in rural areas.

My Trees Trust aims to reduce the loss of natural forests through community-based activities.

“My Trees Trust is delighted to have been selected as Coldplay’s conservation partner for their upcoming tour. It is the start of a partnership that will see the restoration and protection of hundreds of thousands of hectares of the precious remaining forests of Zim. Thank you!

“Coldplay’s contribution will be deployed in our conservation and tree planting portfolios – creating quality jobs for rural Zimbabweans, protecting habitat and reopening vital corridors for wildlife.

“While the scale of the problem facing ecosystems across the world is daunting, partnerships like these offer hope that we can find a path to a better, more sustainable future for all of us. “

President Emmerson Mnangagwa wrote on his official Twitter page: “I am delighted to hear that prior to # COP26, Coldplay has partnered with the Zimbabwean forest regeneration project MyTreesTrust as a conservation partner for their next tour. .

“For Zimbabwe to truly prosper, we must protect the natural world that God has given us!

Corina C. Butler

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