Naomi Zürcher – Arbor Aegis

Photo of Urban Tree

How should we define – and care for – urban trees, in a way that respects their nature and ensures that we can benefit the most from healthy urban forests?

Year-end

We closed our final funding round for 2023 and funded the planting of about 6’850 trees with 7 of our project partners around the world. We will report on the exact results, as the field work takes place in 2024. A big thank you to our partners for their work and dedication! Something special: almost … Read more

New partner in Ecuador

We are happy to welcome a new member into our network! Árbol co(n)razón is restoring tropical dry forest in the mountains of Ecuador, using permaculture methods on the steep slopes, to boost planting and natural regeneration results. For more fascinating details, check their profile in our list of project partners.

Our latest planting action

Our latest planting activity took place last Friday, at the Juckerhof, as part of their ongoing conversion into regenerative agriculture. The planting activity was done as part of a company outing, during which we planted 85 native trees and bushes over a 2ha area. covering an hedgerow section, an eco-meadow (meadow with scattered trees) and … Read more

Forest News #23

This month we start with a few internal updates and then move on to carbon markets and offsets, which are meant to help us reach a low-carbon society and avoid the worst of climate change..

Heinz Vögeli – EPI

Aerial view of EPI's campus

When green areas are seen as a added value: the perspective from a real estate manager on the integration of green areas with a long-term horizon in a large property in a prime location in Zurich.

WeForest

Large-scale reforestation and sustainable land use initiative, dedicated to climate change mitigation. The organisation is focused on multiple lands, combining reforestation with land use, economic empowerment, education and capacity-building.

Reforestation and sustainable land use projects are developed for degraded tropical areas around the world. Increasing the amount of vegetation that can absorb and keep (capture) CO2 is seen as a cost-effective way to combat climate change. Restoring the integrity of ecosystems in conjunction with stakeholders is seen as a way to regain and preserve their function, value and usefulness.

Besides aiming for greater tree coverage, the focus is on working with communities to ensure that the development of the new forests is cared for locally and that their use brings concrete short- and long-term benefits both for the environment and the livelihoods of people.

Vivamos Mejor

Vivamos Mejor works with local farmer communities and authorities in Guatemala, to improve how they manage water, forests and soil – the basis of their livelihoods. They take an integrated approach based on the implementation of watershed management plans, education and capacity building, recovery of deforested areas to reduce erosion, use of efficient stoves to reduce firewood consumption, and adoption of organic farming for better yields and income.