The Hanwha Group announced on July 18 that the United Nations introduced the Hanwha Solar Forest Project as a best practice case of corporate partnership-based sustainable growth, which is to reverse desertification by means of eco-friendly forestation.
Hanwha's forestation project was introduced during a session hosted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of South Korea at the UN Headquarters in New York. It was held along with the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development that took place from July 16 to 18.
The session was attended by more than 70 participants, including South Korean Environment Minister Kim Eun-kyung, UN ambassador Cho Tae-yul, and those from foreign governments and the UN. There, the South Korean government’s and South Korean companies’ efforts to meet the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were introduced, including the Hanwha Group’s Solar Forest Project and Tree Planet.
Tree Planet is a South Korean social enterprise. The Hanwha Group and Tree Planet have cooperated with each other since 2011 for the Solar Forest Project. In the project, approximately 490,000 trees have been planted in Mongolia, South Korea and China to cover an area of 1.33 million square centimeters, which is equivalent to 180 soccer fields.