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Climate Action
Deforestation is a considerable problem for the world’s climate. It makes for about 20% of global greenhouse gas emissions. Amazingly enough, revegetation would have the same effect as if we completely eradicated the use of oil. Conclusively reforestation is an effective way to halt climate change, since our forests absorb CO2, binding about 14 tons per hectare every year. This means that buying a share in the corporation would be as effective as switching to a vegetarian diet.
Climate Action
Deforestation is a considerable problem for the world’s climate. It makes for about 20% of global greenhouse gas emissions. Amazingly enough, revegetation would have the same effect as if we completely eradicated the use of oil. Conclusively reforestation is an effective way to halt climate change, since our forests absorb CO2, binding about 14 tons per hectare every year. This means that buying a share in the corporation would be as effective as switching to a vegetarian diet.
Fair and Secure Jobs
In Panama’s countryside, fair jobs are hard to find. As the global trend shows, many people are migrating to the cities. Most rural jobs don’t offer any kind of social security. We are therefore setting dignified standards in terms of both labor and living conditions for our local colleagues. We create equal-opportunity jobs for both men and women. Over market salaries, extra food bonuses, social security from the first day of work, extra health insurance, continuous training and educational opportunities, good housing conditions make our forest partner in Panama a best to work for company.
Habitat for Animals
Tropical forests are of immense importance for global biodiversity. While they only cover about 8% of the planet’s surface, they are home to 50% of terrestrial vegetation and wildlife. The areas where our projects take place are of the most biologically diverse regions in the world. Scientific studies helped us prove that our forests give a permanent home to rare species. In addition, they also interconnect remaining habitats.
Formation of Soils
Most soils in the tropics get heavily degraded after deforestation. The forests are cut down to use the land for cattle and agricultural purposes. However, about 75% of the land isn’t even fit for agriculture or livestock. In these areas, we offer our Generation Forests as a regenerative measure to protect the soil. The constant presence of the leafy canopy protects the ground from sun, wind and heavy rainfall. Through the protection of natural soil building processes the Generation Forest actively contributes towards healthier soils.
Storage of Drinking Water
Forests are the world’s largest reserves of drinking water. Forests work as sponges: water doesn’t flow off at the surface but it seeps down into the ground instead. Even now, there are communities in Panama that suffer from an acute lack of water due to years of deforestation. In contrast to a plantation, a Generation Forest will stay forever and will therefore continuously store drinking water, effectively stabilizing the local water supply.
Fair and Secure Jobs
In Panama’s countryside, fair jobs are hard to find. As the global trend shows, many people are migrating to the cities. Most rural jobs don’t offer any kind of social security. We are therefore setting dignified standards in terms of both labor and living conditions for our local colleagues. We create equal-opportunity jobs for both men and women. Over market salaries, extra food bonuses, social security from the first day of work, extra health insurance, continuous training and educational opportunities, good housing conditions make our forest partner in Panama a best to work for company.
Habitat for Animals
Tropical forests are of immense importance for global biodiversity. While they only cover about 8% of the planet’s surface, they are home to 50% of terrestrial vegetation and wildlife. The areas where our projects take place are of the most biologically diverse regions in the world. Scientific studies helped us prove that our forests give a permanent home to rare species. In addition, they also interconnect remaining habitats.
Formation of Soils
Most soils in the tropics get heavily degraded after deforestation. The forests are cut down to use the land for cattle and agricultural purposes. However, about 75% of the land isn’t even fit for agriculture or livestock. In these areas, we offer our Generation Forests as a regenerative measure to protect the soil. The constant presence of the leafy canopy protects the ground from sun, wind and heavy rainfall. Through the protection of natural soil building processes the Generation Forest actively contributes towards healthier soils.
Storage of Drinking Water
Forests are the world’s largest reserves of drinking water. Forests work as sponges: water doesn’t flow off at the surface but it seeps down into the ground instead. Even now, there are communities in Panama that suffer from an acute lack of water due to years of deforestation. In contrast to a plantation, a Generation Forest will stay forever and will therefore continuously store drinking water, effectively stabilizing the local water supply.