In this blog post we are happy to present our first pilot project to you. This project is being implemented in northern India in the municipality of Abohar and other neighboring villages in the Indian states of Rajasthan and Punjab. The latest IPCC report shows India needs to make drastic changes, including reducing carbon emissions, to prevent climate catastrophe. At the same time, poverty and a lack of start-up capital keep the farmers trapped in a vicious circle. So our GROW MY TREE team saw this as an opportunity to expand our roots there.
The fact that forests are burning and thus even more of the CO2 stored in trees is being released into the atmosphere is nothing short of an environmental disaster. Not only are forest fires depriving us of much needed carbon sinks, they are even turning the large areas of forest into carbon emitters. What does this mean for planting trees to combat climate change? Is planting trees even worth it now?
In this blog post, we’re really excited to introduce you to our partner organisations that do the hard work for us on the ground in Nepal, Madagascar, Haiti, Ethiopia, Malawi, Uganda and Tanzania.