Iberdrola's Tree Programme
20 Million trees to restore, regenerate and enhance the value of ecosystems
At Iberdrola, we have made conservation and promoting biodiversity part of the group’s strategy to develop clean energy, acting responsibly towards nature as a source of sustainable development. We have committed to achieving “No Net Loss” of biodiversity by 2030, working to ensure that new facilities deliver a net positive impact on biodiversity, where possible.
In 2020, Iberdrola launched the Iberdrola’s Tree Program, in which we are committing to promote the planting of 20 million trees by 2030. In this programme we have focused on three objectives: Conserving the natural heritage by restoring and offsetting habitats affected by the land occupation of our activities; Reversing forests loss by implementing afforestation and reforestation projects that regenerate natural ecosystems, beyond the areas affected by our activities; and, Enhance social value of nature through partnerships, research and awareness.
In this pledge we commit to develop Iberdrola’s Tree Programme under 1t.org principles and monitoring programme.
Actions in this pledge
Restoring and growing trees and forest landscapes
- Assisted natural regeneration
- Actions that support natural regeneration without tree planting, such as Farmer Managed Natural Regeneration, forest soil remediation, exotic species control, disease prevention, and wildfire protection
- Re-establishment of forest through planting and/or deliberate seeding on land classified as forest, that has been degraded or where trees are unlikely to regenerate naturally
We have set an intermediate milestone of 8 million by 2025. Each initiative has specific monitoring program, at corporate level we keep track of all of the initiatives. We are currently reviewing and developing a framework for monitoring all initiatives.
Restoring & Growing
- 20 million
Our ecologically and socially responsible approach
Selecting native species in coordination with local environmental authorities, using certified genetic material (when available) and working with local communities and people at risk of social exclusion.
CO2 Revolution and other local tree planting suppliers.
We are working at locations across Brazil, Mexico, Spain, United Kingdom (UK), and United States of America (USA).
Our implementation progress
Pledge implementation progress reporting is managed in collaboration with IUCN’s Restoration Barometer, and is required annually from the year following pledge publication.