In Kenya, the new rainy season, starting in April 2021, is favourable to the resumption of plantations in the Mount Kenya region. The aim of the project is to support local communities in restoring deforested areas of Mount Kenya and to develop agroforestry on their farmland in order to secure their food supply. Currently, 250,000 trees are being planted. Find out more about the project.
In Peru, our reforestation project in the San Martín region has been marked over the past six months by a multitude of innovative initiatives aimed at conserving and enhancing the extraordinary plant biodiversity of the Amazon rainforest.
In Villers-devant-Orval, a village located in the province of Luxembourg in Belgium, a forest plot has been successfully reforested. The project was completed thanks to the support of our Reforest'Actors, Lansinoh, Stepstone Belgium and Arval Belgium.
The UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration will be officially launched on June 5th 2021 during World Environment Day. On this occasion, Reforest’Action is taking a closer look at this initiative which contributes to the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals for 2030.
Reforest’Action is joining this month the Circular Bioeconomy Alliance to promote a new economic model and to conduct innovative transformation based on the respect of nature and biodiversity. By connecting investors to a large range of stakeholders, the Circular Bioeconomy Alliance offers sustainable solutions and develops new market models.
The third annual Forest Month in 2021 will focus on the theme of restoring ecosystems, as Reforest’Action takes another look at the relationship between human societies and life in all its forms. How did we become disconnected from Nature down the centuries, and how has this schism not proved fatal? How can we create sustainable humanity, in harmony with natural ecosystems? Part philosophy and part ecology, reconnecting to the living is essential when thinking about tomorrow’s world.
A high-level international event, the Global Forest Summit will be held on March 12. Co-organized by Reforest'Action and the Open Diplomacy Institute, this virtual summit will bring together representatives of international organizations, members of governments, as well as decision-makers from the business world, community leaders and NGOs, to call for joint action in favor of forests and present concrete solutions to accelerate their protection and restoration.
At the end of 2019, Reforest'Action joined a vast reforestation campaign in the heart of the Usambara Mountains in Tanzania. More than a year after the launch of the project, all the trees funded were planted on the land. A look back at an ambitious project serving the forests and local communities.
In 2021, the world's forests are at a historical turning point. This momentum is particularly illustrated by the launch of the UN Decade for Ecosystem Restoration, in the wake of the emergence of a multitude of international initiatives, which aimed at taking fast and strong action over the next ten years to protect and restore forest ecosystems on a global scale. Discover the 5 initiatives that will mark the next decade in favor of forests.
Although forests provide us with invaluable services every day, they are still affected by deforestation at a pace of 10 million hectares deforested each year. Collective action to protect and restore forests is more urgent than ever. These actions, closely complementary and both urgently needed, will together provide a significant part of the global response to the climate and biodiversity crisis.