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A youth-led NGO committed to leading the global forest restoration movement with the goal of restoring one trillion trees by 2030, which could materially support the world’s climate goals. Transparency and trust are key to Plant-for-the-Planet’s success: transparency in reporting on the number of trees planted, how funds are used, and how the organization is structured around the world and trust among its relationships with individual funders, corporate donors, other nonprofits it partners with, and the wider NGO community.

As attention turns to the potential for restoration as a climate crisis intervention—this is the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration—Plant-for-the-Planet is at a singular moment in its development. With its global secretariat in Germany, Plant-for-the-Planet started in 2007 when nine-year-old Felix Finkbeiner announced to his classmates his goal for children to plant a million trees in every country.

By 2011, Felix’s goal had increased to humanity planting a trillion trees across the globe, and this time he was addressing the United Nations. Today, Felix is Plant-for-the-Planet’s chairperson, and its main restoration project is on the Yucatán Peninsula in Mexico. This project began in 2015, and already more than six million trees have been planted. The initiative has also trained and empowered more than 90,000 young Climate Justice Ambassadors in 75 countries.


Plant for the Planet website
Plant for the Planet Foundation