Frequently Asked Questions

Climate change is the statistically significant change in climate measurements such as temperature, precipitation, etc. over an extended period of time such as decades or even longer. The change can be due to natural causes or man-made effects (anthropogenic).

Climate action, Goal 13 of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), means taking urgent action to combat climate change and its consequences.

Reforest4Climate is a non-profit organization based in Spain that is dedicated to financing reforestation projects against climate change.

We promote the planting of native trees especially in areas where they have been deforested because forests are the best natural alternative for the absorption of carbon dioxide (CO2), the main greenhouse gas.

Reforest4Climate finances reforestation projects through grants and donations from individuals, public entities and companies adopting Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) from various countries.

Yes, of course. The financial statements can be viewed and downloaded from this website. However, because we begin operations in 2022, the first fiscal year will be available on a quarterly basis, then annually thereafter.

In the publications we will not only report the totals of private and public donations and grants and the corresponding costs, but we will also show the operational progress of our individual projects.

At the moment Reforest4Climate only focuses, thanks to our donors and grants, on the reforestation of sensitive areas in various countries. We plan to address this alternative of land acquisition to establish them as ecological protected areas to avoid deforestation and care for biodiversity.

In addition to mitigating climate change by capturing CO2, no less important is our goal of restoring biodiversity. Through the restoration of native forests, we regenerate ecosystems of the local fauna.

Many animals join the list of endangered species due to the reduction of their habitat. With reforestation we intend to compensate for this problem.

The aim of Reforest4Climate is to restore native forests and in addition the restoration of their ecosystems. In this way we fight to avoid environmental impacts such as droughts and desertification.

We work with local ecological entities for the selection and definition of the local species to be reforested. You can see in the template of each of our projects which are the different native species of trees that we plant.

Climate change mitigation means all current and future efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the atmosphere that are the main cause of climate change, and of course reforestation.

Adaptation to climate change refers to all efforts to reduce the effects of climate change as much as possible. For example, drought, famine, displacement, food insecurity, etc.

The concept of carbon footprint refers to the amount of GHG (greenhouse gases) that a person, organization, event or product directly or indirectly emits into the atmosphere. This amount is measured in tons of carbon dioxide (CO2).

Basically, it means the amount of greenhouse gases we generate in our daily lives. It is important to note that by knowing our carbon footprint we can focus on reducing or offsetting it.

Carbon neutrality means achieving a zero balance between carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions and the absorption of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere by various methods, either chemically or naturally through the reforestation of native forests.

The best way to achieve carbon neutrality is by replacing fossil fuel energy with renewable or clean energy at the same time as removing the carbon dioxide (CO2) already in the atmosphere as a result of fossil fuel combustion.

It is worth mentioning that the signatory countries of the Paris Agreement of December 2015 have committed to achieving carbon neutrality by 2050.

Blue carbon is the carbon that remains sequestered by marine, underwater and coastal ecosystems in the form of biomass. Mangroves are one of the species that absorb the most CO2.

The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change entered into force on 21 March 1994. Among other things, it addresses climate change issues while raising public awareness worldwide. The main objective, in general terms, is to promote the stabilization of the concentration of GHG (greenhouse gases) to allow ecosystems to adapt to global temperature change while ensuring and promoting sustainable development.

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The Paris Agreement (COP21) is an agreement within the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and adopted by 196 countries in December 2015. The main objectives of the Paris Agreement are to limit global warming to below 2°C global temperature, preferably to 1.5°C compared to pre-industrial levels, and to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050.

The Kyoto Protocol is a protocol of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and its main objective is to promote the reduction of emissions of the main greenhouse gases (GHG). It was adopted in December 1997 and entered into force in February 2005.

COP (Conference of the Parties) was the twenty-sixth conference of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, which took place between 31 October and 12 November 2021 in Glasgow, Scotland.

120 world leaders have met in Glasgow, and among the main issues they have agreed on the definition of the goal of limiting global warming to 1.5ºC (2.7º F) by reducing emissions by 2030.

The 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are global goals to eradicate poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all as part of a sustainable development agenda. They were adopted by world leaders in September 2015.

To achieve the goals of these objectives it is important that we all do our part. At Reforest4Climate we not only focus on those related to the fight against climate change and its humanitarian consequences but also on the restoration of native biodiversity.

The IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) is the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, created in 1988, which evaluates aspects such as causes and repercussions of Climate Change from a scientific point of view.

The main greenhouse gases are: water vapour (H2O), carbon dioxide (CO2), methane (CH4) and nitrous oxide (N2O). Through reforestation, Reforest4Climate focuses on the absorption of CO2 that results mainly from fossil combustion.

The increased absorption of CO2 from the atmosphere is important to slow global warming, but because different types of trees absorb different rates of carbon in a given time it is essential to reforest native species to achieve biodiversity restoration and humanitarian solutions to local communities.

Permafrost is the eternal frozen ground found mainly in Siberia. Due to global warming, the permafrost is currently thawing which releases more CO2 into the atmosphere.

The cryosphere is one of the most sensitive indicators of climate change, as it is the entire surface of the planet where water is in a solid state, mainly at the poles. Currently the cryosphere is shrinking 87,000 km2 per year due to global warming.

ADUs are Absorption Units and are the way in which the capture of CO2 emissions from the atmosphere is measured.

Greenwashing, which in Spanish can be called “ecopostureo”, means pretending to show an ecological image that is not really so. Many entities, whether private or public, adopt this type of green label just to appear to be environmentally friendly when in reality they do it just to look good.

A practical example of this is when a company that pollutes by marketing its products or services buys carbon credits to show that it is green when in reality it is still polluting.

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