Mexico (CO2 compensation)

In Mexico, Trees for All is active in forest restoration and agroforestry (sustainable forestry and agriculture). We co-operate with Mexican environmental organization AMBIO. By means of planting new forest, CO2-compensation is possible. Will you take part?

Status: Current project

Forest restoration and agroforestry

The Mexican federal state of Chiapas is home to exceptional amounts of different forests, plants and animals. But during the last several decades, we have witnessed the disappearance of more and more nature, as a result of both large scale agriculture and wildfires. The consequences for the climate, biodiversity and the local population are enormous. All the more reason for Trees for All to take action.

Together with our Mexican partner AMBIO we are going to plant 71,000 new indigenous trees. In this way we will restore endangered sloping forests and provide shade in coffee-yards: an important source of income for local farmers.

You may contribute to this project by compensating your CO2 emission. Your donation will be used to engage more local communities with the project and to plant extra forest. Care to help?

Compensate directly for your CO2-emission

Via this project it is possible for you to compensate for your CO2-emission: either as a private person or as a business. Your donation will be applied to involve even more communities in the project, thus making it possible to plant even more trees.

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What makes this project in Mexico necessary?

The Mexican state of Chiapas faces huge challenges. The population is very poor. The people make a living by agriculture and cattle breeding, for which large areas of forest have been cut in order to provide for harvest and cattle. The consequences of this are enormous:

  • Soil is washed away, leaving the subsoil less and less fertile
  • All sorts of plants and animals lose their habitat
  • Deforestation causes drought
  • Increasing drought in turn causes more wildfires than ever
  • These fires cause even more forest to be destroyed plus CO2 emission to increase

All of this causes farmers’ incomes to drop even lower. Besides, deforestation causes them to be exposed to extreme weather conditions. In essence, they are highly vulnerable.

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What is to be done?

Trees for All wants to stop the vicious circle. Together with our Mexican partner AMBIO, we are planting 71,000 trees. The project is twofold:

1. We will restore endangered sloping forests

First of all, we are planting 100,000 new trees, comprising three local types of mangrove: the white, red and black mangrove. This will be done by planting new indigenous forest. Households in participating villages will plant the trees in community grounds. Think of indigenous species which have grown in the area, such as oak and cypress. Besides, we will plant endangered species of trees included in the IUCN Red List.

2. We offer support for farmers in sustainable agriculture and forestry

We help local farmers to cultivate their land in a more sustainable manner. How? By offering them an alternative to traditional agriculture: agroforestry. This blends sustainable agriculture with forestry. We plant coffee-yards with indigenous shady trees, thus protecting coffee plants from the sun. As a result, the coffee harvest is higher quality, logically rendering better market value. AMBIO offers farmers training and technical support in order to have them manage and maintain their land.

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CO2 compensation

Via this project it is possible for you to compensate your CO2-emission. Your donation will be applied to involve even more communities in the project, thus making it possible to plant even more trees.

This project is certified by Plan Vivo. This is an international standard for carbon offsetting that focuses specifically on local communities in the project region. The standard guarantees carbon sequestration, sustainable land management, conservation of biodiversity and improved living conditions for local communities.

Purposes of this project

  • Restoration of endangered sloping forest
  • Creating sustainable income for farmers and local households
  • Stimulating more biodiversity
  • Fighting climate change
  • CO2-capture

This project of Trees for All contributes to several Sustainable Development Goals

1. No Poverty
5. Gender equality
8. Decent work and economic growth
13. Climate action
15. Life on land
17. Partnership for the goals

Where are we going to plant?

We are planting trees in various locations in the state of Chiapas. These locations are situated in buffer zones around protected nature reserves. Chiapas boasts the second highest biodiversity in all of Mexico. In short: enormous amounts of different plant and animal species are found here. The project enables us both to maintain endangered species and create new habitat for them.

Our partners

Within this project we co-operate with AMBIO. This Mexican environmental organization in turn works closely together with local villages and farmers in Chiapas. They carry out the work in the areas and are responsible for the planting. AMBIO is a member of the International Union of Nature Conservation (IUCN).