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Trembesi tree to help RI
tackle climate change

Trembesi tree, native to Latin American plant, will help Indonesia cope with climate change as it can absorb 28 tons of greenhouse gas emissions a year, a minister says.

“In the next five years, trembesi trees will absorb huge emissions in Indonesia to tackle the climate change,” Gusti told The Jakarta Post on Wednesday.

Earlier in the day, President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono distributed millions of trembesi seedlings (Samanea Saman) to local administrations to be planted in an effort to protect the environment.

The launch was held at the State Palace, attended by a number of ministers and governors.

Indonesia hopes to plant a billion trees this year to fight climate change.

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