Recent observation-based analysis (satellite data) suggests that reforestation of evergreen broadleaf forest in the tropics (around the equatorial belt) has the highest cooling impact (because the equator is where we experience the highest heat and sunshine all year round!). Applying the same efforts to reforesting conifer forests at mid-to-high latitudes had the lowest cooling effect (because it’s already comparatively cool in Europe and North America!).
That’s why we’ve partnered with WeForest in Zambia.
WeForest engages local farmers in Zambia to protect and nurture wild seedlings, in order to assist natural regeneration of forests. By training farmers on how to make a livelihood from their woodlots in a sustainable way, they’re able to prevent the need for farmers to over-exploit their trees or cause the destruction of forests in order to make a living for themselves. You can read more about their ethos here.