Planting4Future 2022 our second working conference on tree planting in Europe

 
21.4.2022 | By Josef Jarý
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A second edition of our working conference on how to reach the 3 billion trees pledge in Europe by 2030 was organized by the Czech Environmental Partnership Foundation on 22nd of March in Brussels.
Under the European Green Deal, the EU biodiversity strategy for 2030 commits to planting at least 3 billion additional trees in the EU by 2030 in full respect of ecological principles. This means that the right tree has to be planted in the right place and for the right purpose. This requires good planning and monitoring.
Our conference discussed both, tree-planting pledges, their plans and implementation and how we monitor the effort at different levels. Furthermore, we discussed how this effort contributes to desired result of carbon storing and how regenerative and carbon farming are able to support this.

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The working conference focused on two major aspects:
Data on plantations
Motivation of key planting actors to share the data, how to involve all member states, and how to ensure that only additional trees are counted; not the reforestation or business as usual.
 
Carbon offsetting
as one of the motivators for participation of companies in tree planting. Offsetting into regenerative agriculture, forestry or carbon farming. Realistic expectations from carbon sequestration in various ecosystems.
You can find the conclusions of the P4F Conference here:
Summary-and-recommendations-P4F-Conference-2022.pdf (treeoftheyear.org)

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