The 10 Principles of the
Plant-for-the-Planet Platform

How we are building a free platform to scale up global ecosystem restoration to bring back a trillion trees
Plant-for-the-Planet principles

1. Transparency
Only transparent and standardized monitoring and reporting can create trust in global restoration efforts and thus facilitate the necessary funding. Transparency is our highest priority.


2. Commission-free
Plant-for-the-Planet does not charge any fees, neither the donor nor the restoration projects. Only transaction fees imposed by third-party payment providers incur.


3. Open API and Open Source
The Plant-for-the-Planet Platform is open for improvement and input from different stakeholders. We want to share our experience and knowledge with everyone.


4. Data protection
Plant-for-the-Planet protects its users' data and does not share it with third parties beyond what is necessary for the platform's functionality.


5. Counting trees
All registered and funded trees are counted as "planted trees" on the platform. Time passes between the donation and the actual planting, e.g., collecting the seeds and growing the seedling. In most regions, planting the seedlings is not possible year-round but in certain seasons, thus creating a natural backlog.


6. Project diversity and equal rights
Plant-for-the-Planet is a platform for projects from all parts of the world and all sizes, from grassroots to large-scale initiatives. We aim to be as inclusive as possible while still ensuring high quality and provide everyone the same tools and conditions.


7. Empowerment
We aim to empower organizations and projects to grow and do their best possible work with our tools. We share our knowledge and support our network the best we can.


8. Cooperative approach
Joining forces and involving actors from all sectors, including the public and private sector and civil society, is required to address the growing issue of landscape degradation, including deforestation.


9. Holistic approach
Restoration of degraded landscapes and ecosystems should be executed based on an integrated landscape approach and in a manner that is beneficial to all stakeholders.


10. Science-based 
We follow scientific evidence and contribute verified ground data to facilitate further research to advise on ecosystem restoration.