“We very much prioritize biodiversity, so we try to plant species that are native to the land as opposed to monocultures.” Angelique Ahlstrom, Flash Forest co-founder and chief strategy officer.
Both Australia and New Zealand aim to grow one billion new trees over the next decade. Pakistan launched its so-called Billion Tree Tsunami in 2014. After restoring 350,000 hectares of forest ahead of schedule, Prime Minister Imran Khan launched a 10 Billion Tree Tsunami in 2018 with a five-year goal. But does planting trees always reduce carbon […]
Planting billions of trees across the world is by far the biggest and cheapest way to tackle the climate crisis, according to scientists, who have made the first calculation of how many more trees could be planted without encroaching on crop land or urban areas. As trees grow, they absorb and store the carbon dioxide […]
The New Zealand Government has set a goal to plant one billion trees over 10 years (between 2018 and 2027). MPI has a key role in helping to meet this goal. Find out more. Why plant trees? Forestry has a range of benefits such as helping to: diversify income invest in the future improve land […]
Planting forests and other activities that harness the power of nature could play a major role in limiting global warming under the 2015 Paris agreement, an international study showed on Monday. Natural climate solutions, also including protection of carbon-storing peatlandsand better management of soils and grasslands, could account for 37% of all actions needed by 2030 under the […]