Seventy-three million new trees are to be planted in what is being called ‘the largest reforestation project yet’.
Trees are EVERYTHING. We really, really need them. Mainly because they provide oxygen, but for lots of other reasons too.
They not only tackle climate change and clean our air, they conserve energy, save water and provide a home for our wildlife.
“If the world is to hit the 1.2°C or 2°C [degrees of warming] target that we all agreed to in Paris, then protecting tropical forests in particular has to be a big part of that,” M. Sanjayan, CEO of Conservation International, told Fast Company. “It’s not just the trees that matter, but what kind of trees. If you’re really thinking about getting carbon dioxide out of atmosphere, then tropical forests are the ones that end up mattering the most.”
The multi-million-dollar project will happen in the ‘arc of deforestation’, an area of the Amazon rainforest. It is thought to be ‘the largest reforestation project yet’ and we think this is wonderful progress, for our trees and our planet!