History

What happened so far

Tree
Now.
2017
February
O Brasil começa a sua revolução e o Estado de São Paulo é o primeiro a organizar uma competição de plantio de árvores entre cidades.
2016
April
More than 14.2 billion trees have been planted
2015
September
Tree study (Yale University) published in nature finds that there are 3 trillion trees on earth

A new Yale-led study published in the journal Nature in September 2015 found that 9.5 billion trees are lost each year due to deforestation. The study, which was initiated by Plant-for-the-Planet also estimates that there are 3.04 trillion trees on Earth, about 7.5 times more than previously estimated. But the total number of trees has plummeted by 45.8% since humans first began transforming the global landscape.

May
Youth call for the biggest afforestation project ever at Youth Summit 2015 in Tutzing, Germany

When 88 youth from 23 countries came together in Tutzing, Germany for the first Plant-for-the-Planet Youth Summit in May 2015, they worked on a manifesto in which they called for biggest afforestation project ever. They addressed the world’s leaders and challenged them to plant 1000 billion trees by 2020.

2011
December
The Billion Tree Campaign was handed over to the children and youth of Plant-for-the-Planet at COP17 in Durban, South Africa

The Billion Tree Campaign was handed over to the Plant-for-the-Planet Foundation on 7 December, 2011 in Durban, South Africa. As of this date the children and youth of Plant-for-the-Planet have been responsible for the official tree counter.

November
More than 12 billion trees have now been planted in 193 countries

Nairobi, 8 November 2011 - More than 12 billion trees have now been planted in 193 countries under the Billion Tree Campaign, organised by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). 

February
Children open International Year of Forests at the UN in New York

In February 2011 Felix and further Climate Justice Ambassadors were invited to New York to speak at the opening of the International Year of Forests.

2010
December
Children planted 193 trees with delegates at COP16 in Cancun, Mexico

Together with delegates and other important participants at the Climate Change Conference COP 16 in Cancun in December 2010, the children of Plant-for-the-Planet planted another 193 trees. Through this action they wanted to demonstrate how important it was that a global contract for climate justice be adopted.

2009
September
7 billion trees planted —one for every person on the planet

On 21 September, 2009 it was announced that the Billion Tree Campaign had reached 7 billion trees—one for every person on the planet.

August
Plant-for-the-Planet presented at UNEP Tunza Conference in Daejeon, South Korea

When Felix presented Plant-for-the-Planet in Korea in August 2009, hundreds of children joined him on the stage and promised to plant 1 million trees in their respective countries

2008
May
2 billion mark hit, UNEP decided to set a new goal of seven billion trees

After the campaign hit the two billion mark in May 2008, UNEP decided to set a new goal of seven billion trees – one for every person on the planet

2007
November
Billionth tree planted in Ethiopia

The billionth tree – an African olive tree now growing in Ethiopia – was planted in November 2007.

March
First tree planted in Starnberg, Germany
January
Felix gives his first presentation “How to save the polar bear”
2006
November
The Billion Tree Campaign was launched by the United Nations Environment Programme

The Billion Tree Campaign was launched by the UN Environment Programme and its partners on 8 November 2006 in Nairobi during the United Nations Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). It was inspired by the late Professor and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Wangari Maathai and was launched as one response to the threat but also the opportunities of global warming and the wider sustainability challenges from water supplies to biodiversity loss

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