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  • Global Goals Week at World Expo 2020 Dubai was held from January 15-22 in support of the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
  • The initiative is also in alignment with JSEZA's Sustain-A-Livity brand, which incorporates the SDGs and guides how the Authority interacts with the environment.
  • Other activities included the showcasing of SDG vlogs, the sharing of local youth input from an essay competition on the importance of sustainable development and the hosting of a business forum in line with several SDGs.

The Jamaica Special Economic Zone Authority (JSEZA) has launched a social tree planting initiative, during Global Goals Week at World Expo 2020 Dubai.

Global Goals Week at World Expo 2020 Dubai was held from January 15-22 in support of the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Participating countries commemorate the observance with their own activities hosted through their country pavilions.

One major activity Jamaica has undertaken to commemorate the week is to launch and promote a tree planting initiative which combines several of the UN SDGs.

“If you go on the JSEZA website, that is jseza.com, click on the ‘Tree Planting’ tab, type you name and press the ‘I Support’ button. For every person that presses the ‘I Support’ button, JSEZA pledges to plant one tree,” said Investment and Promotions ManageratJSEZA, Shevon Williams, in an interview with JIS News.

The trees will be planted across the island in special economic zones (SEZs), communities and schools and will go towards helping to reach the country’s goal of three million trees in three years.

The initiative is also in alignment with JSEZA’s Sustain-A-Livity brand, which incorporates the SDGs and guides how the Authority interacts with the environment.

The Authority hopes to plant no less than 10,000 trees through this initiative and will commence planting in the summer of 2022.

“When it comes on to Sustain-a-Livity, the Jamaica Special Economic Zone Authority is unwavering in its stance to preserve the environment. That is why I implore all Jamaicans, in fact, the entire world, to go to our website, type your name and press ‘I Support’. It is our hope that we will be able to impact not just the environment, but the lives of all people living in Jamaica. So, we need as many of you to go online and click that button,” Mr. Williams stated.

The tree planting initiative is just one of the many activities the team spearheaded during the week.

Other activities included the showcasing of SDG vlogs, the sharing of local youth input from an essay competition on the importance of sustainable development and the hosting of a business forum in line with several SDGs.

The team also hosted a SDG-themed online games day.

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