Climate change endangers the forests
About one third of Germany’s surface area is covered with forests. This makes Germany one of the most densely forested countries in Europe.
What many people don’t know is that forests play an important role in regulating the climate and the water balance, because through photosynthesis they store CO2 in their roots and release oxygen through their leaves.
But our forests are increasingly affected by climate change: Prolonged heat and drought weaken shallow-rooted trees such as spruce, as they cannot penetrate deeper, waterlogged layers of soil with their short roots. There is also the problem of the predominantly monoculture forests. In weakened forests, pests have an easy time spreading, and long periods of heat significantly increase the risk of forest fires. Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator (free version)
The climate protection project
ClimatePartner’s “Planting Trees in Germany” project supports the reforestation and conversion of German forests. This makes forests more resilient to climate change.
To guarantee climate neutrality, ClimatePartner also sponsors an internationally recognized whale conservation project in Brazil or Colombia. For every ton of CO2 offset, a new tree is planted in German forests.
In this way, we can ensure climate neutrality with the projects and help to adapt our forests to climate change.