Forest plantation on degraded grassland in Uruguay
Climate Solution #15
Tree Plantations (on Degraded Land)
Degraded lands present potential locations for tree plantations. Managed well, they can restore soil, sequester carbon, and produce wood resources in a more sustainable way.
Afforestation can take a variety of forms—from seeding dense plots of diverse indigenous species to introducing a single exotic as a plantation crop, such as the fast-growing Monterey pine, the most widely planted tree in the world. Whatever the structure, afforestation creates a carbon sink, drawing in and holding on to carbon and distributing it into the soil.
As of 2018, 294.1 million hectares of land were used for tree plantations on degraded land. Establishing tree plantations on an additional 112-174 million hectares of marginal lands can sequester 22.2-35.9 gigatons of carbon dioxide by 2050.
UN’s Sustainable Development Goals:
Guanaré Forest Plantations on Degraded Land
As an Ecologi member your money goes towards supporting projects that are in line with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Here are the goals recognised by the Guanaré Forest Plantations on Degraded Land project:
End poverty in all its forms everywhere
Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages.
Ensure that all girls and boys complete free, equitable and quality education.
Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.
Ensure access to water and sanitation for all.
Promote inclusive and sustainable economic growth, employment and decent work for all.
Build resilient infrastructure, promote sustainable industrialization and foster innovation.
Reduce inequality within and among countries.
Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns.
Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts.
Sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, halt and reverse land degradation, halt biodiversity loss.
Read more about the Sustainable Development Goals