Youth for climate justice will plant trees to clean the air

Youth for climate justice will plant trees to clean the air

The activity was carried out at the Caserío de Henares Environmental Education Center, located in the municipality of San Fernando de Henares (Community of Madrid), during which the young attendees were informed about climate change so that they could join the the more than 46,000 members who are already part of the Network of Ambassadors.

The Ambassadors Network is made up of young people with an ecological and sustainable mindset.

One billion trees by 2020

The ambassadors aim to help plant a trillion trees around the world by 2020, which would absorb CO2 through photosynthesis.

Alejandro Hens, one of the ambassadors for Climate Justice from Plant for the Planet in Madrid, participated in the San Fernando de Henares workshops.

TheNetwork of Ambassadors for Climate Justice works to get young people from all over the world to work to solve climate change based on a three-point plan established by the foundation “Plant for the Planet ”.

The points include: reducing greenhouse gas emissions, keeping the planet's global warming below 2 degrees Celsius, and planting a trillion trees worldwide, of which the project has already planted more than 14 billion.

The Network arrived in Spain in 2014 and is present in Catalonia, Madrid, the Canary Islands, Andalusia and Zaragoza, where it has held 24 workshops and meetings and where it has 1,500 Spanish children ambassadors for Climate Justice.

In addition, the Network has a presence in 92 countries, including Germany, Mexico and Switzerland, where it has recently opened a new headquarters.

Initiative of a schoolboy

The Plant for the Planet foundation was the brainchild of the young German Felix Finkbeiner, who in 2007, when he was 9 years old and after doing a work at school on how climate change affects the planet, thought that all children in the world could plant trees in their countries to help clean the air.

Four years later, in 2011, Felix Finkbeiner, now 18, along with his parents who were already activists, created the Plant for the Planet foundation, a name given to them by the United Nations, along with a global tree accountant.


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