When we plant trees, we plant hope.
One-third of all global carbon emissions since 1750 have come from land use change, or deforestation. Reforestation is the most scalable, deployable technology for repairing the past and addressing climate change. There is science behind both the urgency to reverse climate change and the ability of forestry to do so. A recent study commissioned by C2I, the parent company of GreenTrees, states that reforestation brought to scale around the world can sequester 5.5 gigatons and reduce Global Mean Temperature by 0.2℃ in absolute terms. This is a a 10% solution to a 2℃. As the world races to prevent a 2℃ rise of GMT, reforestation is the only immediately scalable solution. Let’s bend the climate curve together by planting hope.
But there is a genius to nature.
Given that one-third of all the emissions have come from deforestation, it only makes sense that we embrace the power of nature to restore ecosystems around the world and do it on scale.
Nature Based Solutions
ACRE, or Advanced Carbon Restored Ecosystem, is a new currency for conservation. GreenTrees’ ACRE solution houses all the ecological and conservation attributes associated with the restoration or conservation of one physical acre of property. Not just carbon, ACRE is also water storage credits, biodiversity credits, nutrient credits, and so forth. Ultimately, ACRE is about multiplying the assets of a forest to build equity into the planet. GreenTrees’ nature-based solutions are systematic approaches that cut across these distinct areas.
Technology of Trees
Reforestation has been found to be the most effective climate mitigation strategy, in a comprehensive study that looked at benefits across multiple options across forests, agriculture and grasslands, and wetlands. Reforestation also provided added air, biodiversity, water, and soil benefits.