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Why Forest and Landscape Restoration?

Forests regulate

the climate

To stay below a temperature rise of 2°, we need to remove the excess carbon from our atmosphere.

How much is needed to solve climate change?

The IPCC special report from 2019 estimates that approximately 730 billion tonnes of CO2 must be actively removed from the atmosphere during the 21st century in order to limit global warming to 1.5°C. Afforestation and reforestation measures could remove approximately 29% of the total needed – around 210 billion tonnes. 

Trees are amazing

carbon sinks
50% of a tree’s biomass is carbon that can stay sequestered for as long as the tree is protected.

Forests balance

the water cycle
The destruction of forests leads to less water retention in the landscape and causes major shifts in precipitation that could lead to increased temperatures and an exacerbation of climate change.

Forests maintain

soil quality
When there’s little forest cover, rain can cause severe soil erosion and droughts can cause desertification. Healthy soil means more food security.

Forests are a simple, nature-based solution to mitigate climate change.