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Queen Alia International Airport Employees and Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature Organize Tree Planting Initiative

  • 2024-04-26

In commemoration of Earth Day, which coincides annually with 21 April, Airport International Group and companies operating at Queen Alia International Airport (QAIA) collaborated with the Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature (RSCN) to organize an initiative to plant 1,000 native tree species like Aleppo pine, carob, wild olive and wild almond in Dibeen Forest Reserve.

 

Led by Airport International Group, approximately 200 employees of various airport stakeholders - namely Joramco, dnata, Menzies AHS and JALCO, alongside representatives of the Al Jizah Municipality and Ministry of Transport - participated in this environmental initiative, underscoring the importance of protecting the environment and promoting sustainability. This initiative emphasizes the commitment of Airport International Group, the RSCN and involved airport stakeholders to conserve the environment and enhance biodiversity by encouraging sustainable practices and reducing carbon emissions. Dibeen Forest Reserve is one of the most important natural reserves in Jordan, encompassing a rich diversity of plants and animals and playing a key role in preserving natural resources and maintaining environmental balance. 

 

Tree planting programs are paramount to combating climate change and improving air quality, while contributing to bolstering biodiversity and safeguarding the environment for future generations.

“At Airport International Group, we embrace sustainable and eco-friendly practices as fundamental pillars of our operations. Therefore, we recognize the importance of engaging various stakeholders and fostering collaboration within our airport community to achieve our decarbonization goals. Our commitment to attaining a net-zero carbon status by 2050 drives us to continually reduce and offset carbon emissions stemming from QAIA through relevant environmental initiatives like this tree-planting campaign. We extend our gratitude to the RSCN for their ongoing environmental preservation and sustainability advocacy efforts, and thank everyone who contributed towards this shared mission of fostering a greener Jordan,” commented Airport International Group CEO, Nicolas Deviller.

 

RSCN Director General, Fadi Naser, stated, "This initiative to plant 1,000 native trees in Dibeen Forest Reserve, in cooperation with QAIA, exemplifies our shared commitment to environmental protection and sustainability." He elaborated, "It is a model example of cross-sector collaboration, bringing together private, public and civil society endeavors to achieve our common environmental goals. At the RSCN, we value our partnership with QAIA and thank everyone who participated for their efforts and support. Planting trees is an investment in our future, advancing the fight against climate change, improving air quality and preserving biodiversity for upcoming generations."

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Jordan
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