Trillion Trees welcomes

Trillion Trees welcomes global support to conserve and restore vital forest

DAVOS (January 22, 2020) – The World Economic Forum (WEF) announced the launch of its initiative, which aims to empower the reforestation community and ensure the conservation and restoration of one trillion trees.

The following statement was released today by Trillion Trees upon the launch of the initiative. Trillion Trees is a joint venture between three of the world's largest conservation organisations, BirdLife International, WCS and WWF, and is separate to the platform. Trillion Trees is not wholly a tree-planting platform – our Trillion Trees vision is a combined effort to end deforestation, improve protection, and advance restoration to ensure the right trees remain in, and are returned to, the right places.

“Trillion Trees welcomes the launch of Conserving and restoring our forests is one of the most effective and immediate solutions to the climate and biodiversity crises.

"Forests are critical to our triple bottom line: to reduce and sequester climate altering carbon, protect habitats for millions of species, and ensure the wellbeing of millions of people.

"We need high ambition from all governments and businesses to immediately reduce emissions from all sources. Forests are critical, but only part of the solution to our climate crisis.

"As Trillion Trees, we advocate strongly that nature-based solutions need to be a part of the world’s strategy to address the climate and biodiversity crises. We are thrilled to see commitments to reforestation and global momentum to restore the right trees to the right places, as part of the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration.

"We urge the global community to also prioritise measures to end deforestation and improve forest protection. Restoration alone cannot solve the climate and biodiversity crises, we must recognise the immense value of standing forests.

"BirdLife International, WCS, and WWF are working together under the Trillion Trees partnership to bridge the gap between global commitments and their implementation on the ground to ensure the right trees in the right places.  By leveraging our large networks and decades of experience, we are working on three core approaches to end deforestation, improve forest protection, and advance restoration at landscape and regional scales around the world. For example, our teams work with farmers at the forest frontier in Indonesia, conserve intact forests in the Amazon, and restore forest landscapes in East Africa."



What is Trillion Trees?

“One trillion trees re-grown, saved from loss, and better protected around the world by 2050, thanks to determined and collective action by all sectors of society.” – The Trillion Trees Vision

Trillion Trees is a joint venture between three of the world's largest conservation organisations, BirdLife International, WCS and WWF, founded in 2017 on a vision of a world where tree cover is expanding not shrinking. We focus on three approaches: ending deforestation, improving protection, and advancing restoration. All three mechanisms are needed as restoration cannot solve the climate crisis alone. By working together, we combine large networks and decades of experience towards a common goal. Our ventures are protecting and restoring forests for the benefit of people, wildlife and a stable climate. We have on the ground experience in delivering major restoration and conservation projects, working with governments and communities at scale. Our mission is to connect funders with forest conservation ventures, and inspire the world to protect and restore one trillion trees by 2050.

How is it different to is a separate initiative founded under the auspices of the World Economic Forum (WEF) bringing together governments, businesses, civil society and ecopreneurs with NGOs committed to restoring and conserving a trillion trees by 2030. The initiative will bring together influential people in business and government, use a website to connect different groups and channel funding to innovative projects.

What is the link between the two?

Trillion Trees and will work together on our shared aspiration of protecting and restoring one trillion trees. 

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