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Our mission

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.

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The challenge

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.

The opportunity

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.

The science

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.