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"There is nothing more important than reducing emissions to zero," explains Felix Finkbeiner in an interview with journalist Linus Freymark. However, he adds, it is also necessary to store as much CO2 as possible. And "to achieve this, it is essential to restore forests."

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Felix Finkbeiner: We need to reduce our global CO2-emissions as rapidly as possible. But that alone is not enough: Trees are wonderful climate change reversal machines."

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    "At age 9, Felix Finkbeiner planted his first tree. He had just learned about Wangari Maathai, a Kenyan woman who won the Nobel Peace Prize for leading an effort to plant 30 million trees in Africa. The boy was struck by her message — that trees are powerful allies in the fight to curb global warming."
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    "The race for a trillion trees can continue to motivate donors, but Finkbeiner says that his organization is no longer focused on counting trees. Ultimately, he believes, the movement’s success or failure in restoring the world’s forests will be judged not by the number of trees planted, but via satellite imagery, viewed over the long term, and discussed the old-fashioned way — in hectares."
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    "Children are not often invited to speak to the United Nations General Assembly. But there stood Felix Finkbeiner, German wunderkind in his Harry Potter spectacles, gray hoodie, and mop-top haircut—with a somber question about climate change."
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    "We are all impressed by Greta Thunberg, but what about Felix Finkbeiner? He’s a young German environmentalist who, at the age of 9, proposed that every country commit to planting 1 million trees and then, at 13, upped the ante and suggested at the United Nations that we target 1 trillion by 2050."
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