Conserving, restoring and growing a trillion trees by 2030 for people, biodiversity and planet.
We drive change by mobilizing the private sector, facilitating multi-stakeholder partnerships in key regions, and supporting innovation and ecopreneurship on the ground.
1t.org is part of the World Economic Forum’s efforts to accelerate nature-based solutions and was set up to support the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration.
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What we do
We’re here to mobilize a global movement to conserve, restore and grow 1 trillion trees by 2030.
The scale of this global challenge is too large for any actor to achieve alone. We foster collective action.
Many projects and solutions are ready to be scaled. We showcase models that work and empower them to reach new heights.
Forests are critical to the health of the planet. They sequester carbon, regulate global temperatures and freshwater flows, recharge groundwater, anchor fertile soil and act as flood barriers.
The degradation and loss of forests is destabilizing natural systems on a scale unseen in human history. We have already lost nearly half of the trees that existed before the onset of agriculture, and despite countless efforts, this loss continues to grow every year.
Forests are an essential part of the solution to tackle climate change and biodiversity collapse. Healthy forests are also important for jobs and sustainable livelihoods through forest products and activities such as conservation and restoration.
Forests make us healthier and more resilient; they filter air pollution and reduce heat islands in cities; and they can propel new drug discoveries to treat current and future diseases.
In November 2023, over 200 scientists led by Crowther Lab published new science that reaffirms the importance of natural, biodiverse forests in combating climate change. It demonstrates the significant carbon drawdown potential of conserving and restoring natural forests, along with the benefits it creates for local communities, indigenous people, and biodiversity. Importantly, the science highlights that natural forests are no substitute for cutting greenhouse gas emissions or phasing out fossil fuels. To work towards an equitable future we must cut our emissions and invest in nature.
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Private Sector Engagement
The Power of Action
Corporate ambition and action for forests is needed to reverse deforestation and reach the scale of change the planet needs. We curate a cross-industry alliance of companies committed to forest leadership and impact.
Our work around the world
Sahel and Great Green Wall
1t.org supports Africa’s Great Green Wall Initiative, a bold vision to restore 100 million hectares of degraded land across the continent…
The US Chapter of 1t.org has mobilized ambitious pledges to conserve, restore and grow trees from a diverse range of corporations, NGOs, and state and local governments…
Canada is home to 9% of the world’s forests, and 28% of the world’s boreal zone. Canada’s northern boreal forests have the largest storehouse of terrestrial carbon in the world, holding nearly twice as much carbon per square kilometre as tropical forests. About 11 million Canadians and 70% of Canadian Indigenous communities are located on or near forested lands.
India has made bold commitments to restore 26 million hectares of deforested and degraded land and sequester 2.5 to 3 billion tons of CO2 equivalent through additional forest and tree cover…