Jane Goodall joins the One Trillion Trees campaign


The Trillion Tree campaign is a global call to action to plant and restore 1000,000,000,000 trees around the world by 2030. The initiative was launched last year at the World Economic Forum as a platform for governments, businesses, and civil society to provide support to the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration (2021-2030). 

Today, three trillion trees are still standing, less than half the number of trees that dotted the Earth before the onset of human civilization, as published in an article in Nature. And 15 billion trees are cut down each year. 

So planting 1Tr. trees is a lot, but it is possible if we want to. More organizations with tree planting expertise are joining the campaign, so the actions are gaining momentum and attention. 

And now primatologist and conservationist Dr. Jane Goodall has also joined the forces as you can read in the article in National Geographic. She launched the Trees for Jane platform in September 2021  to promote the iniative and support broad-scale community-based forest protection and restoration efforts. She also wants individuals of all walks of life, everywhere, to plant and care for their own trees.

Jane makes clear that planting new young trees is only one part of the solution, it is also important protecting existing forests, because big old trees hold huge amounts of carbon in their biomass, that is better not released.