Plant trees to combat the climate crisis
IGEL’s vision is to transform the way the world works, creating better outcomes for people, organizations and our planet.
IGEL partners with Plant-for-the-Planet to take action for a more sustainable future. Together we spotlight global forest restoration projects to combat the climate crisis. We offer support for planting and growing trees, conserving, and restoring forest carbon sinks worldwide.
IGEL is committed to planting and protecting trees
Help us get there, plant trees with IGEL and reduce C02
Built in partnership with Plant-for-the-Planet, the tree counter tracks our progress towards our forest restoration goal and enables donations to the restoration project in the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico with an easy to use and transparent platform.
Click on Plant Trees to open the donation platform and lend your support with a donation.
Leaderboard of Trees Planted with IGEL
Why the world needs a trillion more trees
Restoring lost trees is essential to preventing the climate crisis. Of the original 6 trillion trees that once covered the earth’s landmass, only 3 trillion remain. Trees generate a sustainable, low-carbon future for us all by:
- reducing emissions by capturing CO2 from the atmosphere
- storing the carbon in their structure and in the soil
- protecting and improving carbon sinks like forests
Trees offer mankind valuable time to reduce CO2 emissions. Researchers at ETH Zurich assume that 1 trillion additional trees can shift the climate system tipping points by ten to 15 years.
Combating the climate crisis together
Plant-for-the-Planet was founded in 2007 by Felix Finkbeiner, who was 9 years old at the at time, following a school presentation on the climate crisis.
Today it is a world wide movement, official partner of the UN Decade for Ecosystem Restoration 2021-2030.
Supported by leading companies, the focus is to:
- empower young people to become Climate Justice Ambassadors through educational activities at academies in 75 countries worldwide
- restore ecosystems that have been degraded and destroyed by working closely with local government and communities
- conduct restoration research with scientific analysis and transparent reporting
- provide free software tools and restoration advice for organizations around the world
2-Degree Goal: Only with a combination of reducing greenhouse gas emissions and the reforestation of 1 trillion trees by 2030 will it be possible to maintain the 2-degree limit and even as close to 1.5°C as possible as set down in the Paris Climate Agreement at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP21).