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The solution

If we can warm up the earth, we can also cool it down. By greening up! It’s that simple! The solution to climate change is vegetation. It’s the air conditioning of our planet, and it eats carbon for breakfast. Through simple nature-based solutions we can capture a whopping 20 billion tons of CO2 annually. This means that we can reverse climate change within 30 years. Let’s green up to cool down. 

1 Increase tree cover

With more tree cover on degraded farmlands and rangelands we can triple the rate of carbon accumulation.

Increase soil carbon sequestration

2 Increase soil carbon sequestration

By protecting the soil from erosion, enhancing soil fertility and improving soil moisture farmers can grow the size and reliability of crops and store huge amounts of carbon at the same time.

Scale up shrubs

3 Scale up shrubs

By planting leguminous shrubs in food crops we can increase carbon sequestration and access to energy without having to reduce agricultural land. Millions of farmers in Africa have already adopted this.

Increase biomass energy production

4 Increase biomass energy production

By 2050, the carbon stored from nature-based solutions can be used in power plants and bring energy to hundreds of millions of people.

Restore degraded forestlands

5 Restore degraded forestlands

Over 1.7 billion of forestland is degraded and treeless. Through empowering local communities, we can turn 575 million hectares into healthy forests again.

Suppress fires

6 Suppress fires

By regenerating pastures, we can bring back a healthy grass-tree balance, enhance food production for livestock, and improve animal welfare.

Global Evergreening Alliance presents:

The Grand African Savannah Green Up

The biggest grassroots landscape restoration project ever.

Support our current project.

Help us realize the biggest grassroots landscape restoration project ever: The Grand African Savannah Green Up.

In this program members of the Global EverGreening Alliance join forces to accelerate and massively scale-up Farmer Managed Natural Regeneration (FMNR) and other nature-based solutions. Covering millions of hectares of ecosystem restoration and helping millions of farmers to restore their land, lives and livelihoods in Sub-Saharan Africa.

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Support our current project.

Help us realize the biggest grassroots landscape restoration project ever: The Grand African Savannah Green Up.

In this program members of the Global EverGreening Alliance join forces to accelerate and massively scale-up Farmer Managed Natural Regeneration (FMNR) and other nature-based solutions. Covering millions of hectares of ecosystem restoration and helping millions of farmers to restore their land, lives and livelihoods in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Download project pdf

Join the movement and spread the word.

Green Up to Cool Down is the movement that pushes to scale up nature-based solutions. And you can help. Donate to our current project or sign up and see how you can help in the future. With every new member, Green Up to Cool Down is growing toward the goal of capturing 20 billion tons of CO2 annually by 2050. 

Press Release Climate Week NYC

Download all you need to know about the global launch of the Green Up to Cool Down movement, and about how we can start reversing climate change together.

About us

The movement is powered by the Global Evergreening Alliance and all of its members and partners. In a moonshot endeavor to reverse climate change, we are uniting the world’s largest NGOs, corporates, organizations and key global stakeholders behind one great initiative. Would you like to get involved? contact us.

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