The largest restoration of forests along the Mediterranean

15,000km of Mediterranean coast, connecting 23 countries, including 14 European countries


Mediterranean Green Belt

Forest Restoration Areas 

47 million trees already planted
75,000 hectares of forest restored, equivalent to 105,000 football fields
6 million tons of CO2 removed from the air by the new trees and soil

Plant & Protect trees in the Mediterranean

Arboreal is creating the Mediterranean Green Belt to restore burned and degraded forests in the Mediterranean.
A massive reforestation, with the planting of 2.3 million trees, must be carried out in the Intercontinental Biosphere Reserve of the Mediterranean,  near Marbella, in southern Spain, an important area destroyed by a fire.  
Other forest restorations, in mosaic, will take place along the Spanish coast, in the Balearic Islands and in the south of France. In 2022, forest restorations will extend to other Mediterranean countries.
Your help is needed. Every tree you plant, every square meter of forest you restore, brings nature back to life and advances the Mediterranean Green Belt.

Be part of a greener world and climate protection

The Mediterranean Green Belt will represent the largest green infrastructure in southern Europe and the largest forest restoration along the Mediterranean coasts.
We have already planted 47 million trees and restored 75,000 hectares with a United Nations campaign. We give increasing importance to large-scale restorations to ensure that local impact is matched by the global impact needed to meet nature and climate goals by 2030.
When we restore the forests of the Mediterranean, we save a world natural heritage. We also increase the share of nature on our planet and help slow down climate change.

Mediterranean forests need trees. And they need it now.

The Mediterranean is one of the regions of the world where forests suffer the most from climate change. Temperatures in the mediterranean have risen by 1.3°C, well above the global average. 95% of fires in Europe take place in the Mediterranean. Fires are  larger and more violent. Desertification impoverishes the soil and vegetation of entire regions. One in five animal species is threatened with extinction due to loss of habitat.  The olive trees will be gone in 100 years.
Restoring burned or degraded forests in the Mediterranean means rebuilding a complete ecosystem with its trees, animals, atmosphere. A new forest that will be more resistant to the impact of climate change and better prepared against fires.

How we restore Mediterranean forests

The restoration of Mediterranean forests consists mainly of planting trees, helping young trees born from natural regeneration to develop, creating and widening paths and spaces without vegetation to reduce the risk of fires and limit their spread if they occur, to carry out work to prevent further soil erosion.
Restoring the vegetation cover of degraded soils is also essential. Forest soil absorbs twice as much CO2 as trees, supports  a great richness of life and enables terrestrial ecosystems to function.
The new forest is then managed sustainably to ensure the best possible conservation over time.
What is restored in one part of the Mediterranean benefits the whole Mediterranean.

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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

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An international commitment to save forests

2030 is an important deadline to slow down climate change, restore forests globally, protect biodiversity and reach neutrality in land degradation. The Mediterranean Green Belt contributes to the commitment, led byFAO, to restore 8 million hectares of forests in the Mediterranean by 2030, to the Forest Strategy 2030 and the Biodiversity Strategy 2030 of the European Union and to the United Nations Declaration for the restoration of 350 million hectares of forests in the world by 2030.

Mediterranean forests need us all


Every square meter you restore, every tree you plant, brings nature back to life and protects the climate.


Arboreal participates in the European Union project LIFE FOREST CO2, for the promotion of forestry systems and sustainable forest management to fight climate change, through the accounting and removal of CO2 emissions in the land use and forestry sector.

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Arboreal supports the United Nations Decade on Ecosystem Restoration,  to halt the degradation of ecosystems, and restore them. Only with healthy ecosystems can we fight climate change,  protect biodiversity and enhance people’s livelihoods.