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Rainforests to combat climate change

Our generation forests are nature-oriented rainforests that will exist forever. We generate green dividends for our members and actively combat climate change through sustainable forest management with fair conditions at our sites.


Climate protection & carbon offsetting

We plant tropical forests to combat ongoing deforestation and remove CO2 from the atmosphere with our generation forests: according to an independent study, this amounts to 14 tonnes of CO2 per hectare of forest each year. Instead of using technological innovations to store CO2, we offer a natural solution that has worked for thousands of years.

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Slow Finance:
A green investment scheme with purpose

Our investment scheme relies on patience, as its value grows with our forests, which are home to valuable, tropical noble woods. Sustainable forest management enables us to generate green dividends for our cooperative members and therefore avoid speculative assumptions on issues such as the increasing price of wood and land.

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The climate protection cooperative

We are extremely lucky to count people from all around the world among our members. Our members range in age from 0 to 88 years old. We are students, parents, teenagers, CEOs, teachers, environmentalists, traditionalists, lorry drivers, doctors, pensioners, associations, charities and companies. We come from Colombia, Germany, Panama, Malaysia, France, Austria, Spain, the USA, Bolivia and Switzerland.

4150

Members

15.875.201

Cooperative capital

585ha

Protected land

What our members say

  • I take responsibility for what we are doing with the planet. Forests are essential for our future, and not just the ones on our doorstep.

    Dannie Quilitzsch

    Dannie Quilitzsch
  • I am a member of Generation Forest as, in my opinion, money needs to contribute to solving acute environmental and social issues, rather than exacerbate them.

    Ralph Suikat

    CEO Fairantwortung AG

    Ralph Suikat
  • I’ve watched with horror as the most diverse forests on our planet have been destroyed time and again since my youth. The helplessness that I felt back then has been increasingly transformed into energy and action through my involvement in the cooperative. I now represent the cooperative at sustainability and climate stores in my region. It provides me with unrivalled levels of joy to be able to inspire others with our vision.

    Julian Storch

    Julian Storch

Join our cooperative today and make a lasting impact with your money

By purchasing a forest share from us, you can benefit from a simple way to invest and simultaneously help to benefit our planet. This is what makes the generation forest unique and promotes a balance between people, the environment and returns. Each share plants 500m² of new generation forest.

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We are part of the climate solution

The Keeling Curve Prize committee agrees. The international Keeling Curve Prize is awarded every year to companies and projects whose work contributes to solving the climate crisis. We are proud that in 2020, with our Generation Forest Principle, we were selected from 300 other companies to receive an award.
Keeling Curve Prize

Sustainable partnerships for companies:
CSR programme and carbon offsetting through reforestation

CSR programme

Climate Social Club

Carbon offsetting

An honest, joint commitment towards people, the climate and environment from an ethical, social and environmental viewpoint always forms the basis of our CSR programme.

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We are known for:

Next Economy Award 2022 ARD Weltspiegel NDR National Geographic enorm Hamburger Abendblatt Good impact

Would you like to learn more?

Read through our free brochure on our cooperative, our objectives and our work in the forests. Our reforestation efforts through the generation forests come with a whole host of benefits.

Each share corresponds to 500m² generation forest and ...

  • compensates 0.7 tonnes of carbon per year
  • protects 500m² of new habitat for wildlife
  • creates long-term employment opportunities through sustainable management
  • generates sustainable, green returns
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