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Forest Landscape Restoration

Good forest restoration is much more than just planting trees.

Bending the climate curve, nature's way

Trees and forests are one of the most cost-effective solutions for removal and storage of carbon. Trees are a low-technology and readily scalable climate solution, and restoring forests on a large scale could remove 2Gt of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere each year. Along with saving intact forests and ending deforestation, these nature positive forest solutions can provide about a quarter of the climate mitigation needed over the next 10 years.  

We focus on entire landscapes. We take into account the land use dynamics around the restoration area, as well as inside it. Our restoration projects are designed for long-term economic, social and ecological sustainability. 

Restoring forest means addressing the causes of land use change and deforestation, and working with local people to understand and reverse them. That is why tailoring to the local context is key.

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Jonathan Eames

People & nature, thriving together

Trillion Trees follows the principles of Forest and Landscape Restoration (FLR):

  • Focus on landscapes
  • Maintain and enhance natural ecosystems
  • Engage stakeholders and support participatory governance
  • Tailor interventions to the local context
  • Restore multiple ecosystem functions for multiple benefits
  • Manage adaptively for long-term resilience

The Trillion Trees solution

We are seeding change by restoring  forests in landscapes around the world where we have a long-term presence. At each place, we have built trusting relationships with local communities and work with them to develop appropriate forest restoration solutions for all stakeholders.

This means a world where forests are expanding, not shrinking, where we are delivering nature’s solution to the climate crisis, and restoring biodiversity on which all life depends.


Right trees, right places, right way

Trillion Trees applies a science-led approach to re-growing the right trees in the right places – and in the right way.

This means we prioritise the restoration of natural forests with native species; we apply the landscape approach to address the underlying drivers of forest loss; and we ensure local people are in control of decision making.

We aim to ensure that our efforts always conserve biodiversity, sustain ecosystems, and support local people.