Fighting deforestation

To stop climate change
we need to stop deforestation

Climate Change is caused by greenhouse gas emissions, of which CO2 is by far the most important one. Did you know that deforestation is responsible of 17% of these CO2 emissions?
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Trees absorb CO2 from the atmosphere

Trees absorb CO2 from the atmosphere and store it. A single tree can offset up to 250 Kg of CO2 during its lifespan.

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CO2 stored is released into the atmosphere

When a tree dies, some CO2 is released into the air but this is compensated by new baby trees that start growing soon after. However when it’s a whole forest which disappears, a massive amount of CO2 is released. CO2 that was stored for centuries. And this represents 17% of Climate Change.

The importance of trees

Deforestation is making our biggest problems even bigger

Trees play a key role in our ecosystems, and cutting them has devastating effects. Deforestation not only affects our flora and fauna, it affects humans alike.

Pollution

Pollution is the number one cause of death in developing countries. Trees absorb CO2 and other dangerous gasses and, in turn, replenish the atmosphere with oxygen.

Species extinction

30% of fauna and 60% of flora species are on the brink of mass-extinction. Forests host most of our biodiversity. Uncontroled deforestation is the main cause of species extinction.

Floods

Responsible for thousands of deaths and billions of $ in losts assets. Trees prevent flooding by trapping water with their roots while limiting land erosion and avoiding landslides.

Desertification

One billion people are under threat from desertification, one of the main cause of poverty.  Trees are a natural barrier upon desertification and they avoid land degradation.

Food shortage

700 million people suffer chronic malnutrition. Tree food products complement agricultural crops and provide important micronutrients. Thanks to their deep roots trees are more resilient to droughts and floods, providing essential food access in famine periods.

Poverty and Migrations

2.7 billion people live on less than $2 a day. Agro-forestry & reforestation increase land productivity, create jobs and bring a secure, diversified source of income. Conservation of land productivity is key to avoid mass migration and humanitarian/economical crisis.

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Fortunately we can change this

We just need to create high standards sustainable forestry and agro-forestry projects. And spread the best practices so that, in the end, more trees are planted than cut.