Fiji Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama has announced a plan to plant about 30 million trees in response to the climate crisis.
PAC News reported he made the announcement at the World Leaders for Nature event in New York.
Mr Bainimarama said the trees would be planted over the next 15 years, funded by selling credits for the carbon that the trees would capture.
He said the plan will encourage Fijian people to protect trees and mangroves because it offers a financial incentive as well as a natural one.
The prime minister said healthy forests act as a carbon sink, capturing more than 20 percent of emissions that need to be reduced to limit global warming.