The largest restoration of forests along the Mediterranean
km of coastline
Restoring Mediterranean forests is urgent
The Mediterranean is a region of the world where forests are suffering the most from climate change. Temperatures in the Mediterranean have risen by 1.3°C, more than the global average and 20% faster. 75% of forest fires in Europe take place in the Mediterranean. Fires are more violent, destroying millions of trees and animal life. One in five animal species in the Mediterranean is threatened with extinction due to forest loss.
Without its forests, the Mediterranean landscapes will disappear forever and the renowned Mediterranean agriculture will be more exposed to natural risks.
Make a real difference for nature and the climate
The Mediterranean Green Belt represents the largest restoration of forests along the Mediterranean and a major green infrastructure in southern Europe. We have already planted over 47 million trees and restored 75,000 hectares of forest, equivalent to 105,000 football fields, with the United Nations.
Restoring forest landscapes means giving life back to the ecosystem with all its trees—new and old—its soil vegetation and its biodiversity. Restored forests absorb more CO2 and are more resilient to the impact of climate change.
More than planting…
When you restore a forest, you:
- Help young trees born from fallen seeds to grow. Protecting natural regeneration is a priority
- Plant trees when natural regeneration is insufficient.
- Help building shelters and water points for animals.
- Prevent fires by creating paths without vegetation.
- Stop erosion and landslides with soil vegetation and barriers.
- Lower local temperatures and remove CO2 from the atmosphere.
- Promote sustainable management of the forest through conservation work.
Mediterranean green Belt
For a greener world and the climate
Join the restoration of 8 million hectares of forest in the Mediterranean, representing more than 5 billion trees, led by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.
PRIORITY FOREST RESTORATION
We select priority sites for planting and protecting trees in collaboration with the environmental department of each region and according to the World Resource Institute map and the ESRI geographic information system.
WE ALL DEPEND ON FORESTS
FORESTS NEED US ALL
Protecting nature is the best way to invest in the future
“Global challenges like climate change, the unprecedented loss of biodiversity, and the spread of devastating pandemics are sending a clear message: it’s time to fix our broken relationship with nature.” Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission