Climate protection through the afforestation of our tropical forests

Afforestation through our Generation Forests is an effective and innovative climate protection measure. Our forests offset carbon over the long term, making them a solution in combating climate change. Together with you, we combine climate protection with economic return such that newly planted Generation Forests can retain their positive, ecological effects on the long term. 

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[Translate to English:] Unsere Wälder binden CO2 und kühlen die Erde ab.

The positive impact of our forests

Long-term offsetting and reduction of emissions 
 

Rising global warming and environmental degradation are causing significant damage to our planet. The number of extreme weather events is increasing, land is being eroded, water scarcity growing, and species disappearing. If we want to still maintain the 1.5° target then we have to act now.  

As part of The Generation Forest you don’t have to await technical innovations, rather you can join now with us to implement a natural solution that has proven its worth over the millennia.  

 

Healthy ecosystems created by our rational management practices

We see rational management as a critical part of the solution. It means: We create an economic alternative to soybean cultivation and livestock farming in the tropics by joining forces with others to imbue the forest with value without destroying its fragile ecosystem. Working together in this way, we can create a positive effect in so many areas: a healthy climate, preservation of biological diversity, robust soil, drinking water and jobs that combat rural poverty.  

Together… 

  • ... we are creating new active carbon sinks that absorb large quantities of greenhouse gases over more than 100 years. 
  • ... we are offsetting existing emissions. 
  • ... we are offering local people economic prospects and long-term employment.  
  • ... we are protecting existing forests. 

 
 

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Achieving more for climate protection together!

We are firmly convinced that only together as a collective can we change the world sustainably and thus counteract climate change! To achieve our goals, we therefore rely on the international Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and bring about an effective and innovative climate protection measure with the careful reforestation of our generation forests, which compensates for CO2 in the long term and serves as a carbon store with a cooling effect.

Because we know: The protection of ecological livelihoods is the basis for economic prosperity and social stability.

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Forests as carbon sinks with a cooling effect

Our forests form a closed ecosystem that create an alternative to global deforestation, they absorb CO₂ over the long term, and create new habitats for numerous species of animal and plants. One hugely important effect that benefits the climate is the ‘dual’ cooling effect of tropical forests: First, they extract CO₂ from the air by absorbing and storing it. Second, they are able to form clouds through evaporation.

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  • What we have achieved together

    Join us to achieve great things and become part of our story of success! Download our free brochure here and find out how, as part of our community, for just €26 per month, you can ensure that over 300 football fields of new tropical forest is just for starters.

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  • What we have achieved together

    Join us to achieve great things and become part of our story of success! Download our free brochure here and find out how, as part of our community, for just €26 per month, you can ensure that over 300 football fields of new tropical forest is just for starters.

    Order brochure now
  • What we have achieved together

    Join us to achieve great things and become part of our story of success! Download our free brochure here and find out how, as part of our community, for just €26 per month, you can ensure that over 300 football fields of new tropical forest is just for starters.

    Order brochure now
  • What we have achieved together

    Join us to achieve great things and become part of our story of success! Download our free brochure here and find out how, as part of our community, for just €26 per month, you can ensure that over 300 football fields of new tropical forest is just for starters.

    Order brochure now

For a global impact: Our Generation Forests

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Holistic, certified effect

Our unique Generation Forests are true allrounders – and deliver numerous benefits: They limit global warming, serve as water reservoirs, protect soil from erosion, secure long-term jobs and create habitats for countless species of animals and plants. Their multitude of positive effects mean our Generation Forests contribute to solving various challenges of our times, including offsetting CO₂, for example.

Our projects are designed to achieve demonstrable impacts. This is also why we are certified according to not one, but two standards: Alongside the Verified Carbon Standard (VCS) in terms of Climate, Community and Biodiversity Standards (CCBS) in we are rated in relation to our actions benefitting the climate, biodiversity and our work with the local population.

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    A nature positive solution

    Climate change is one of the greatest challenges facing humanity - with devastating consequences: Global climate change, famine and rising sea levels are just a few of them. It's high time to take action, because climate change won't wait. With our generation forests, we have developed a concept that both stores CO₂ and thus has a positive impact on our climate, and protects biodiversity. A global climate solution that is nature positive.

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    But what does nature positive actually mean?

    The fact that our planet is in the midst of a climate crisis that threatens the health and prosperity of everyone on this planet has been clear to everyone for some time. Now we have finally realized that this decade is probably the last opportunity to initiate real change: Recognize the value of our natural world and make our actions sustainable in the future. Within this realization, what The Generation Forest has been practicing since its inception has now taken hold: instead of merely halting the catastrophic loss of nature, it must be effectively reversed.

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    But what does nature positive actually mean?

    Reversing the current process of destruction of our planet is essential for successful climate protection: Nature-positive solutions enrich biodiversity, clean water and store CO₂, among other things. The focus here is on a holistic approach: instead of relying solely on compensation or damage limitation, the resilience of nature, society and our planet is to be sustainably restored and strengthened. What we have taken from nature, we must give back to it.

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    But what does nature positive actually mean?

    In concrete terms, this means that our global society must become not only net zero to offset emissions and limit the loss of nature, but nature positive, for the benefit of all people and the environment.  With our sustainable reforestations, we create unique generational forests that concretely create new, diverse ecosystems, actively making up for the loss of forests. Because only a strong, resilient environment can resume its full responsibilities for the planet.

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Find out your own personal carbon footprint!

Approx. 7.4 tonnes of CO₂ every year - that is what a European citizen generates through consumption, heating, hot water, energy etc. So we all leave our own individual carbon footprint in our atmosphere. But do you even know the actual size of your own personal carbon emissions? Our carbon calculator will tell you!

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Here’s how you can offset your carbon emissions

Apart from reducing our emissions, offsetting is also a critical step towards a climate solution for reaching the UN’s net zero targets. We are offering you a sustainable method of balancing your own personal carbon emissions. Your share in our organisation will see 500 m² of forest planted and continuously protected. So your share as a member will have roughly the same positive impact on our climate as changing to a vegetarian diet. Three shares represent the long-term offsetting of an annual transatlantic flight from Hamburg to New York.

BECOME A MEMBER

Find the afforestation package that suits you and become part of the climate solution:

  • Forest guardian

    Launch your own climate project with us, and become part of our global community. Create your own forest!

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    2 forest shares

    From 56 € per month

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    Your starter climate impact

    • Afforest 1000 m² of rainforest
    • 2 t of carbon offsets per year
    • Create and protect permanent habitats
    • Social impact with fair employment
    • Predicted returns of 4.5%
    • Revolutionising climate protection through the strength of the community
  • Forest rescuer

    Take the first step and become part of the climate solution. Offset your carbon footprint now and permanently. Generate long-term effects through forestry.

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    5 forestshares

    From 140 € per month

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    Your comprehensive 5-times climate impact

    • Afforest 2500 m² of rainforest
    • 5 t of carbon offsets per year
    • Create and protect permanent habitats
    • Social impact with fair employment
    • Predicted returns of 4.5%

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  • Forest hero

    Become a change-maker – your all-embracing commitment makes you a pioneer of a sustainable future.

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    8 forest shares

    From 224 € per month

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    Your comprehensive climate impact

    • Afforest 4000 m² of rainforest
    • 8 t of carbon offsets per year
    • Create and protect permanent habitats
    • Social impact with fair employment
    • Predicted returns of 4.5%
    • Generate more resources than you personally need: your path to climate positivity
       
  • Forest individualist

    There’s a great deal to do. And you are assuming the responsibility. From entry level to climate positivity. This package gives you maximum flexibility.

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    from 1 to 40 forest shares
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    Your individual climate impact

    • Afforest 500 m² to 2 ha of rainforest
    • Carbon offsets ranging from 1 t to more than 40 t per year
    • Create and protect permanent habitats
    • Social impact with fair employment
    • Predicted returns of 4.5%
    • Extra: Calculate your personal carbon footprint

My motivation: Climate protection!

“Anyone who wants to do more for a healthy planet should look no further than new tropical forests. Their rapid growth and lush vegetation make them one of the most effective means we have for combating climate change. And the fact that the Generation Forests generate an income for the local population and members of the cooperative ensures that the planted areas are permanently protected.

Andreas Eke

Co-founder of The Generation Forest

Andreas Eke regards the afforestation of tropical rainforests as the most effective means of tackling climate change.
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You want to know more about us?

If so, we will be happy to send you our free brochure, which contains comprehensive information about our cooperative, the idea of generational forests, our goals and our work on the ground.

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