Planting trees has multiple benefits
Air: Forests are fundamental for life on earth, they clean the air we breath and produce oxygen. Trees also help to offset carbon, capturing CO2 from the atmosphere.
Water: Trees play a key role in capturing rainwater and reducing the risk of natural disasters like floods and landslides. According to the UN Food and Agriculture Association, a tree can intercept more than 15,000 litres of water every year.
Climate: As trees grow, they help stop climate change by removing carbon dioxide from the air, storing carbon in the trees and soil, and releasing oxygen into the atmosphere.
Biodiversity: Forests are the most diverse ecosystems on land and are home to the vast majority of the world’s terrestrial species.
Soil Quality: Trees increase the soil’s ability to absorb and retain water, produce nutrients for plants, maintain high levels of organic matter in the soil, and moderate soil temperatures.
Social Impact: Global reforestation could become one of the largest economic stimulus programmes in human history, promoting well being and income security.
Trees buy us time
We need to reduce the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere to combat climate change and deforestation. We believe that planting trees is one of the best ways to achieve it.
Indeed, tree planting does not solve our climate crisis, but it gave humanity additional time to move to a low-carbon economy and reduce CO2 emissions.
According to scientific studies, if we plant 1 trillion trees, we will have around 10 to 15 years more to meet our carbon-reducing target.