On the heels of the successful implementation of DENR’s National Greening Program from 2011 to 2016, the state saw it fit to further extend its implementation to year 2028 and, thereby, issued Executive Order No. 193, series of 2015 titled “Expanding the Coverage of the National Greening Program” (ENGP). It aims to cover the remaining 7.1 million hectares of unproductive, denuded and degraded forestlands nationwide.

The 2011-2016 NGP, which was created by virtue of Executive Order No. 26 issued on February 24, 2011, posted an accomplishment of some 1.7 million hectares that were planted with 1.3 billion seedlings, including the creation of h some four million jobs that benefitted around 558,323 individuals as hired workers.

Under the ENGP, the Duterte Administration targets to reforest some 1.2 million hectares between 2017 to 2022 in accordance with the updated 2016-2028 Master Plan for Forestry Development .

Foremost in ENGP’s objectives is to provide opportunities for communities to develop social enterprises to produce sustainable livelihood and optimize benefits, and encourage local government units, organized upland communities in the development of forest plantations including forest parks.

The ENGP likewise seeks to attract private sector interest to invest in forestry-related undertakings like tree plantation development and forest protection projects as a measure to achieve carbon neutrality.



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