Trillion Trees Initiative’s global greening foundation and reforestation fund for biodiversity conservation, ecosystem restoration and healthy forests

The Trillion Trees Initiative for biodiversity conservation, climate adaption, ecological education, ecosystem restoration, environmental protection, sustainable greening, reforestation and species protection can reduce climate change effects, deforestation, droughts, desertification, land degradation, mass extinction, global warming and pollution worldwide. The world’s first and official Trillion Trees Initiative was started in 2017 by Greening Deserts founder Oliver Gediminas Caplikas. Others like the WEF and the White House followed the good example and started also trillion trees initiatives or programs. Many people, international organisations, institutions and even governments have been inspired by the Trillion Trees Initiative and connected projects.

Greening Deserts principles and the real Trillion Trees Initiative (TTI) agreeing with the sustainable goals and scientific parts of the Trillion Tree Campaign by Plant for the Planet, the One Trillion Trees Initiative by the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, the Trillion Trees Partnership by TrillionTrees.org, Birdlife and WWF. TTI is not directly related to the mentioned organizations but supports some of the good goals and advises against bad goals or shows good alternatives. Greening Deserts and TTI supporting also other conservation organizations and tree planting actions by good examples and ideas. How everybody can see the others took many of the ideas in their programs or agendas. But there is also criticism of some points in the Trillion Trees Act and other campaigns or initiatives. On the official pages of TrillionTreesInitiative.org you can read about the backgrounds, facts and worldwide opinions of different media outlets, conservation organizations and institutions.

Greening and reforestation programs can be adapted for all climate and vegetation zones

Together with many innovative developments and sustainable projects the initiative want to plant over 100 Billion Trees and can support other big tree planting actions to reach the trillion trees goal fast and efficient. Project developments like Agrophotovoltaik, Desert Bamboo Africa, Greening Coasts, Greening Drones, Greenhouse Ship, Green Ring Africa, Great Green Wall North Africa, Seeding Balloon, Transparent Solar Greenhouses and many other awesome projects, organizations, institutions, partners and sponsors can support. Financial and institutional experts will help to implement good aspects of Climate Finance, Green Finance, Sustainable Investment and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Swiss finance experts and sustainable finance institutions were informed since 2018, many of them liked the idea of a Trillion Trees Foundation and Trillion Trees Fund. Some of them already working on a fund for the Trillion Trees Initiative. It will be a chance for the nations, innovative institutions and organisations to join the future actions and programs of the TTI in different parts of the world. The main focus for the next years is on Europe, Africa and MENA region. The One Trillion Trees Initiative of WEF, the One Trillion Trees Interagency Council and a special Executive Order of the White House in Washington D.C. have already positioned themselves for America and have shown their support by planting a part of the trillion trees in the USA. About more support and solidarity for the other Americas and especially tree planting actions in Africa we all would be happy.

During the next years we will all see if the United States of America or the president will keep their promises to plant a trillion trees until 2030 worldwide. The U.S. chapter of the One Trillion Trees Initiative announced to plant at least 855 million trees by 2030. Would be great if the most of the trees will be part of national parks or for biodiversity causes and not for monoculture tree plantations. Biodiversity conservation, climate adaption and establishing healthy forests with different trees species are some of the main tasks of Greening Deserts and the Trillion Trees Initiative. The focus is to establish more biodiversity in forests, agroforestry, ecological forestation (EcoForestry), mixed forests and supporting reforestation of damaged ecosystems – focus is also on wilderness, wildlife and ecosystem restoration as whole. Critically endangered and threatened tree species will be saved by breeding or cultivation in the Greening Camps and by all the coming tree planting actions. Of course native and typical trees of each region will be planted also in other right areas, habitats or climate zones the tree species belong typically. For this mammut task we will use the help and experiences of artificial intelligence (AI), plant databases, climate scientists, conservationists, indigenous people or natives, plant and tree experts or scientists like arborists and botanists. Maybe GIS experts, blockchain, cloud, supercomputing, supercomputer programs and scientific organizations or networks can support to find unknow endangered keystone species, the right tree species and places. There are some interesting programs we could imagine to integrate, like of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), WolframAlpha network, Planetary Computer by Microsoft and Wildlife Insights by Google. Landscape architects, land administrations, private landowners, satellite operators and services can also help to match the right plants and regions for the new trees and forests in future. For the TTI it is also important to integrate each concerned region into the greening process and reforestation actions. For example school classes and students of universities can use the greening camps, planting actions and workshops for environmental education, to establish better connections to nature and to get more environmental awareness. By the way, it is also great for fitness, healthy movement and health in general. Army troops and soldiers can also plant trees as a kind of training and to do something real good for the environment and humanity. The idea to include parts of the army, to fight climate change and global warming by planting trees, was published with Greening Deserts projects Greening Army and Forest Army in 2017 and 2018.

Key factors: Biodiversity forests, grasslands and landscapes, climate adaption and protection, environmental education and species protection, sustainable greening and real ecological forestry

People must understand that it is not just about to plant a few tree species. Each tree has typical plants, animals, mushrooms, insects and microorganisms to grow really healthy and to provide a kind of own cosmos or biotope. To know and to establish the most of these connections, relations and key factors is the key for real healthy and natural forests. Just compare the biodiversity, ecosystem services, productivity and soils of a rainforest and a monoculture tree plantation. Because all of these points Greening Deserts and the Trillion Trees Initiative started the Critically Endangered Species Research and Protection Program (CES-RPP), especially to show the importance of keystone species and the biodiveristy in agriculture, forestry and urban greening. Of course the waters and life forms of lakes, rivers, seas and oceans are also important in this aspect. Just to mention important issues like the biodiversity in coastal areas, coral reefs and sea grass. Later if all runs good with the research, reforestation and Greening Camps we can also support with innovative developments and projects like Greening Coasts, Greenhouse Ship and Recycling Ship.

But back to the main issues and topics of this article, the biodiversity, nature conservation, climate improvement, environmental protection and species conservation by establishing real healthy forests, grasslands and other ecosystems who need more or less trees. The official Trillion Trees Initiative (TTI) is really unique in this relation, because the members of the connected projects can cultivate, sow and plant many trees directly with the help of forestation and greening camps, balloons, greening buses or trucks, drones and planes – if seeds need to be covered by soil we will use seed balls. With connected tree experts, databases and networks we will choose the right trees for the right areas or regions where we and our partners will start with bigger tree planting actions.

A statement, important facts and opinions: The TTI do not just support other tree planting organisations. Other trillion trees initiatives write that they planted that trees or want to plant a trillion trees. In fact many of them have not planted any trees themselfs and they wont if you take a closer look. In some cases their partners or supporters are big polluters or questionable industries who try to do greenwashing or treewashing. They let others do that work, mostly by cheap workers and volunteers. In general it is ok if others will be supported to plant new trees, but pay them good money if they do important work for biodiversity and environmental protection ! To plant countless monocultures or monotonous tree plantations has nothing to do with ecological forestry, ethical business or fair trade. They do or will do more damages as improvements, especially if too much trees will be planted in ancient grasslands, savannas or wetlands. The main goal should be to stop deforestation, to improve ecosystem restoration and supporting the regeneration of existing natural forests which were affected by fires or pollution. To all that companies and groups out there ! Join our real climate, environmental and species protection initiative if you really want to improve the worldwide climate and environments. Many institutions, organisations and people were informed during the years, especially about the backgrounds and true history of the real Trillion Trees Initiative.

Stop biodiversity loss, deforestation and land degradation.

More than 10,000 of approx 60,000 tree species worldwide are threatened with extinction. On the IUCN Red List over 1,400 tree species are listed as Critically Endangered (CR), in reality it are probably much more. Biodiversity, conservation and reforestation programs should care more about these critically endangered and keystone species. The Trillion Trees Initiative and Greening Camps in concerned regions could recultivate the critically endangered trees species. Each camp will have extra greenhouses and storage rooms for the seeds. Botanical gardens and other biodiversity projects can be connected. During the last years over 20.000 institutions, organisations and personalities were invited to join the official Trillion Trees Initiative and the special species protection program. Many academics, ambassadors, environmentalists, developers, entrepreneurs, ministers, researchers or scientists and students showed interest. Most of them liked the ideas and developments of Greening Deserts and the Trillion Trees Initiative. Even some people of the EU Commission, UN and WHO became inspired by the initiative. It is sad that some conservation and environmental organistations ignored Greening Deserts and the Trillion Trees Initiative, even after several friendly contact requests. We all should act and work together, but the society and world shows that it is not so easy, especially in these times of the crises, egoism, fears, ignorance and misunderstanding.

We want to be honest and work transparent. The future staff of the initiative will plant a lof of trees and can connect many awesome tree planting projects from around the world. So far as possible only native species will be planted, biodiversity experts and indigenous people will be included. We respect indigenous people who protect approx 80% of the world’s remaining forest biodiversity, including cultural, spiritual, social and environmental values. If Greening Deserts projects and the official Trillion Trees Initiative get enough financial support and can generate good income by the greening and research camps, developments and products, we can share much better our experiences with learning materials, various media, online or offline courses, workshops, etc.. The camps and projects can provide much work, generate a lot of jobs and income for each region. With appropriate funding and constructive support we can accelerate or improve the project developments and team building for each camp, as well as the whole infrastructure. Without money it is not possible to build up any of these camps and with too less support it needs many years more as planned, in this case other tree cultivation and tree planting projects cannot really be supported. We have not that time to wait longer and longer for all that promised support by officials or politicans. The projects need this year finally real active and financial support or it maybe will be too late. If you know the real backgrounds because of the keystone species, accelerating mass extinction and tipping points,.. you understand why we must act now or fast as possible. We must put these important points of species protection on the first place of all ‘green agendas’, whether it is the Green Deal, Greening Act, Trillion Trees Act or UN Convention on Biological Diversity.

Just imagine all that actions, the attention and financial support in the Corona Crisis would be used to reduce the Climate Crisis. We really would change the world into a better one, prevent new crises, disasters and even new pandemics who are caused by environmental pollution, species extinction and weak environments. Climate adaption, global warming mitigration, ecological education, environmental resilience and species protection is now more important as ever before. Climate protection, nature conservation and environmental protection is also species protection – so it is human protection. – Oliver Gediminas Caplikas

Facts, findings, opinions and studies about tree planting actions, campaigns and initiatives

Afforestation and reforestation are often highly desirable. Planting trees can restore land that has been deforested, especially if it is restored as a diverse, multi-species, un-managed forest similar to natural ones, and not as a monoculture of managed plantations. Restored “natural” forests promote biodiversity and limit extinction risk for many species, reduce soil erosion, improve water supplies, and can generate tourism, recreation, and other services to support local economies. In cities, trees provide shade and beauty, and moderate the urban heat island effect. – Climate Interactive

Compare this with a recent, disturbing report which showed that 45% of global tree planting pledges were for single-species plantations, the consequences of which can be grim for biodiversity and the climate. – Euractiv

When forests and other ecosystems are damaged, they take decades or even centuries to fully recover, if they ever do. For that reason, it is vitally important right now to protect existing forests and healthy working forest lands than to plant new trees. The best way to maximize carbon sequestration, water filtration, flood regulation, wildlife habitat, and the other benefits trees give us is to keep existing forests healthy and intact. Then, we can build on this foundation through wise restoration and reforestation efforts. – Forest Trends

One goal of Greening Deserts projects is to plant over 100 billion trees worldwide, especially in Europe and Africa during the next years. Together with the nations and awesome projects like the Great Green Wall, Great Green Wall North Africa, The Green Belt Movement and the Trillion Trees Campaign we can reach the goal fast and efficient. – Greening Deserts

Natural forests serve as carbon sinks and are home to much terrestrial biodiversity. Forests provide clean air and water, help prevent soil erosion and coastal flooding, and provide livelihoods for Indigenous Peoples. Tree plantations are often a no-go zone for human communities and endangered species. And while they store very little carbon, they definitely seize the media’s attention. – Greenpeace

Planting a trillion trees around the globe, assuming a relatively dense 2,000 trees per hectare, would require about 500 million hectares (1.2 billion acres). A hotly debated Science paper last year put the amount of land around the world that could support continuous tree cover and isn’t currently being used by humans at about 900 million hectares (2.2 billion acres). – MIT Technology Review

Scientists are now testing and comparing strategies that range from letting nature take its course, to forest-management approaches that look a lot like farming. There is no one-size-fits-all solution, but the work exposes some philosophical friction. Ecologists seeking to increase biodiversity might champion a broad range of species, whereas sustainable-development advocates could back exotic fruit-bearing trees that benefit local people. And researchers seeking to mitigate climate change might push for a single fast-growing variety. – Nature.com

Moreover, some 80 percent of terrestrial biodiversity occurs in forests. Protecting trees is a way of protecting much of what makes life on earth life on earth. – New York Times

At the moment, there is a lot of excitement about planting trees to absorb greenhouse gas emissions. But tree plantations can threaten natural habitats and often use only a single non-native species, and so have low biodiversity value and low resilience to any future shocks. They won’t provide the same benefits as allowing natural ecosystems to thrive. Good nature-based solutions are those that involve protecting the ecosystems we’ve still got, restoring those we’ve lost or damaged, and planting trees very carefully, making sure we plant the right species in the right places. – Oxford Alumni

A trillion trees is a lot, but would be woefully inadequate to address the global warming crisis, according to Democrats and climate scientists who said Republican backers of a tree-planting plan are using it to distract attention from the need to phase out fossil fuel use. .. Six nations with the most room for new trees are Russia, the United States, Canada, Australia, Brazil and China. – Phys.org

“Planting trees is now advocated by a wide range of stake-holders, often in the form of large-scale, monoculture tree plantations. In the current form, these will aggravate, not improve, the climate and biodiversity crises.” That’s from a new briefing by Greenpeace rejecting the one trillion trees campaign that was launched last month at the World Economic Forum… The claim that global tree restoration is our most effective climate change solution is simply incorrect scientifically and dangerously misleading. Although ecological restoration, if carefully implemented, can have a role in mitigating climate change, it is no substitute for the fact that most fossil fuel emissions will need to stop to meet the targets of the Paris Agreement. – REDD-Monitor

Reforestation is an important nature-based solution, not only for climate mitigation, but also for the multiple co-benefits it provides, including biodiversity conservation, clean air and water, and poverty alleviation… The first thing we can do is keep existing forests standing, and the second is to allow trees to regenerate in areas that were formerly forests. – Science Daily

The researchers found that increased levels of forest can reduce the available water in nearby rivers dramatically, cutting river flow by as much as 23% after five years and 38% after 25 years. The effect of trees on river flow is smaller in drier years than wetter ones. The type of soil conditions also have an effect—trees planted on healthy grassland have a larger impact on river flow than forests on former degraded agricultural land. – Science Friday

Conservation has moved from ideas of biodiversity to how much carbon can you capture — and then to the idea that forests should be the focus of carbon sequestration…
Then there are differences in meaning between ‘restoration’ and ‘rehabilitation’, ‘reforestation’ and ‘afforestation’, ‘planting’ trees and ‘growing’ trees. – SciDevNet

Humans have long believed that planting trees, any kind of tree, anywhere, is good, something Mother Nature cries out for, something that might even solve our climate crisis. Tree-planting initiatives proliferate: the Bonn Challenge, Trees for the Future, Trees Forever, the 10 Billion Tree Tsunami, Plant a Billion Trees, 8 Billion Trees, the Trillion Tree Campaign, the One Trillion Trees Initiative, to mention just a few. – Slate

There is no climate change silver bullet; planting trees helps, but it’s just one piece of silver buckshot among the many solutions needed to avert a climate crisis. – Skeptical Science

A closer look reveals faults in the optimistic plans. For example, nearly 80 percent of commitments to the Bonn Challenge involve planting monoculture tree plantations or a limited mix of trees that produce products such as fruit and rubber rather than restoring natural forests. Plantations typically have significantly less potential for carbon sequestration, habitat creation and erosion control than natural forests. The potential benefit dwindles further if planted trees replace natural forests, grasslands or savannahs – ecosystems that have evolved to support unique, local biodiversity. – Standford

Protecting and maintaining intact forests is more efficient, more ecologically sound, and less costly than planting trees, or replanting. – Treehugger

The first rule for ecosystem restoration is to stop the further destruction of forests, wetlands, and other critical ‘green infrastructure’. Conserving natural habitats is always cheaper than restoring it later. – UN Environment

Forests have already removed nearly one third of human-produced carbon dioxide emissions from the atmosphere. Through sustainable forest management, they could remove much more. – Liu Zhenmin, Under-Secretary-General United Nations Department of Economics and Social Affairs

The world’s forests are home to half of all terrestrial species. Their foliage recycles rainfall to keep the interiors of continents from turning into desert, and they store CO2 that would otherwise add to global warming. Their restoration is fast becoming a global clarion call,
essential for protecting biodiversity and climate. – Yale

The best way to beat climate change—the warming of Earth caused by gases like carbon dioxide emitted by human industry, leading to rising sea levels, worsening fires and storms, drought, and disease—is simple. Plant a trillion trees. – Wired

WWF, the Wildlife Conservation Society and BirdLife International today launched the Trillion Trees programme, a new 25-year initiative to help scale global forest commitments and spur greater ambitions towards protecting and restoring one trillion trees by 2050, the number needed to reverse the global decline in tree cover. – WWF

Climate protection, environmental protection, nature conservation and species protection in the climate crisis

Africa Trillion Trees Initiative

Climate protection, nature conservation and environmental protection is also species protection. These topics are important not only for the International Climate Week, the international world days such as the Arbor Day, World Tree Day or World Forest Day. In these times the humanity have to deal with important climate problems in relation to the economy, ecology, environmental protection, nature conservation and sustainability almost every day, every week, month and year. Like the corona crisis, the climate crisis knows no borders, it concerns us all. Global environmental awareness, sustainable living, more sustainable work and production can improve the climate and reduce human-made climate change effects, such as man-made deforestation, desertification and global warming. We can cool planet earth with more green landscapes, urban greening and diverse forests worldwide – grasslands and wetlands play a special role in this.

Show that you can live and work really sustainable by saving energy, water and other natural resources. Reduce waste and pollution, especially plastic waste. Use alternative packaging and ecological products like bamboo or hemp products like Hemp Papers or Rice Straw Papers. Reduce deforestation, desertification and land degradation by using alternative heating and ecological building materials instead of wood. Do more for green places in your city, try to establish more community gardens, city parks, city forests, urban farming areas, fascade and rooftop gardens. The future of sustainable agriculture is ecofarming, hydroponics, permaculture, organic and vertical farming – also in urban areas. With urban greening on a large scale urban areas can help to cool down planet earth. Cleantech, Greentech, Green Building, Sustainable Living, Sustainable Working and Sustainable Architecture is the future of Sustainable Building, Sustainable Production and Sustainable Cities. With large-scale Urban Greening, urban areas can help cool down planet earth. We all can learn a lot of desert cultures and desert cities, bedouins and indigenous people in arid landscapes or drylands. Many towns and regions around the mediterranean sea showing also good examples, so like light colors for their houses and roofs – but still missing more green roofs and rooftop solar on the buildings. Fascade greening and fascade solar could be a good addition to urban development in future.

House boats or ships, mobile housing and underwater buildings can expand architecture and environmental friendly habitats. Bamboo, hemp wood, rice straw building materials and fuels could reduce deforestation significantly. It would accelerate the process towards more climate neutral houses and urban areas, too. And again, the future of real sustainable cities, energy and traffic transition is AI and Cleantech, Energy Efficiency and Green Building, Greentech and Sustainable Architecture, Sustainable Living and Urban Greening, Sustainable Production and Sustainable Consumption, Sustainable Transport and Sustainable Working, Transparent Solar concepts and designs. Sustainable Agriculture, ecological forestry and organic farming in relation to community gardening, hydroponics, worldwide greening and permaculture projects can support the change or transition. Not to forget Sustainable Aviation, Sustainable Shipping and Sustainable Tourism. Think about new markets like a Plastic Fishing Market and Recycling Ship for example.

A good formula for real sustainable living and sustainable working is: Repair, Reuse, Recycle, Replace and Upcycle. – especially plastic. #RRRRU

Greening Deserts Sustainable projects and initiatives such as Greening Camps and the Trillion Trees Initiative focuses on the climate protection, education, research, the environment and species protection. We not only want to reforest or regreen the man-made deserts, arid areas and wasteland in Europe and Africa, but also create international platforms for sustainable economy, education, culture and science. The greening camps will also be climate camps and research camps for innovative cleantech and greentech developments. The camps will involve every region and culture in the greening and development process. The camps will also be a platform for the respective regions, with training and education in the foreground. There will be additional spaces or rooms for a library, lounge, workshop and a media room. This can enable many community activities and different types of events to be carried out, also online and virtually. International institutions, organizations, partners, projects, investors and sponsors are cordially invited to join our community network and projects!

There was a wide range of information about these topics, innovative developments and real sustainable solutions to solve climate crisis, food, energy and water problems with global impact. Most of the solutions were confirmed by science and feasibility studies or similar concepts. International institutions and organisations were informed many times about Greening Deserts concepts, project developments and connected projects. @Agrophotovoltaik, Desert Bamboo Africa, Greening Coasts, Greening Drones, Greenhouse Ship, Green Ring Africa, Great Green Wall North Africa, Seeding Balloon,Transparent Solar,…

We not only need more actions, initiatives and innovations in the field of climate protection, nature and environmental protection. We need more action and effective solutions in relation to sustainable living and sustainable working in all areas, from big to small! Because the main problem and the main cause of the pollution are not only the car, coal and heavy industry, as well as agriculture, but it is every single one who causes and pushs the global warming and other negative climate changes by its consumption. This over-consumption and overproduction especially in areas of unhealthy monoculture food, IT technology, X-cars, smartphones and other pointless products are not just excessive waste but a meaningless destruction of resources and lives. Why should every year billions of animals and other life forms (animals and plants) die for humans if they can not even consume so many products. In some countries more than the half is thrown away, much products outdate or spoil because it is not effectively distributed or shared. Hundreds of millions of children go hungry every day and at the same time so many destroy and waste foods. In terms of food for example, one should improve preservation, logistics and distribution systems, use sustainable transport, drying and refrigeration systems more effectively worldwide instead of continuing to produce more – clearly, the solution is generally fairer distribution or sharing. If you extrapolate everything, the world produces food for well over 10 billion people, countless mobile phones and notebooks for every single person. Why does humans need so many products that he can not consume anyway … all this becomes garbage, not just metals, plastic and toxins get into the environment and sometimes even into the food. Recycling also costs a lot of energy and resources. All of this has to change radically through more sustainable, cleaner and more sensible procurement, energy use, supply chains and production – we need intelligent On-Demand systems everywhere, so that products worldwide just will be produced on real demand, of course in some cases real important products must be stored or produced for stock – basic food or products like rice for example. There should be reserves and storage for emergency cases, fast rising demands or other certain cases. But we and the world really don’t need hundreds of same products like X-Smartphones or other junk or scrap. Producers and productions worldwide need to improve this in all these areas, establish finally Cleantech, Greentech, Sustainability, AI and On-Demand Systems. The large companies as well as corporations should simply produce less and only on real demands by their real consumers. At least the products which are constantly not consumed or thrown away, e.g. many meats such as chicken, pork and beef should not be overproduced – the latter not only produce manure and methane which produce particulate matter, but they or the production wastes water and pollutes the groundwater and the environment on the long term.

A few more important points on the subject. We finally need a rethink in forestry and agriculture in terms of a more sustainable economy with EcoFarming, EcoForestry, Mixed Culture and Permaculture. According to the latest findings and long-term studies, agriculture is responsible for most of the air pollution (approx. 40%) and the resulting water pollution! Years of deforestation and drying out whole landscapes, the massive loss of wetlands, bogs or marshlands which can convert a lot of toxins and store up to 50 times as much CO2 as rainforests. The liquid manure and methane are really a massive problem because the gases in the atmosphere create new fine dust and the groundwater will be contaminated for years. In the coming Greening Camps, not only these areas should be researched but also research fields in the field of green and clean technologies. The focus is on aquaponics, hydroponics, greenhouse, biowaste and water management, as well as new urban farming innovations.

Droughts in Germany and Europe – drought threatens soils, agriculture and forests

It has been relatively dry in Germany since 2015, and the drought and heat waves in 2018 have seriously affected the environment. The soils of the forest are partly drier than the soils of grassland or greenland. The soil has dried out, even down to the deep layers. The groundwater very often sinks below critical levels, which has significant effects on forests and bodies of water such as rivers and lakes. The water reserves are becoming increasingly scarce. Conflicts of use because of water resources and water scarcity can be exacerbated considerably. Water use and water management must become more economical and more sustainable so that there won’t come a real water crisis in the next years. Using ponds, water towers and underground water reservoirs to collect rainwater makes more and more sense. This can be done with foils, trenches, solar pumps and agrophotovoltaic surfaces. Intelligent drip irrigation also saves a lot of water, because in dry times an incredible amount of water is wasted through irrigation or evaporation.

The fear of the consequences of another year of drought after 2019 is great, especially when drinking water becomes scarce and entire rivers or lakes dry out. After the exceptionally dry April and July, the probability of another year of drought becomes greater, but this cannot be said exactly until the end of 2020. The drought summer and the persistent drought threaten biodiversity, botanical gardens and well-known parks, even if many plants are watered, the aridity of the surrounding area has an indirect effect on all plant growth. An unhealthy environment in the neighborhood also affects healthy areas in the region, only if the spread of healthy nature is promoted by favorable conditions, nature as a whole can recover and regenerate, but this is difficult with monocultures, polluting agriculture and monotonous forestry. It is possible to change into a more sustainable agriculture and ecological forestry, still this year. Since environmental and weather systems sometimes react very slowly, some consequences can only be felt years later, similar to the nitrate or slurry problem, where in some extreme cases the groundwater is still polluted years later. Many of the slow and creeping processes will have really serious consequences for agriculture to come. We will all have to live with the short-term and long-term effects of the climate crisis. Like nature, we can adapt to a certain extent, but the active reduction of the problems and the causes are of course much more important. The air quality is particularly important, because this also affects the bodies of water and the groundwater. According to the latest scientific research, air pollution from agriculture is even higher than pollution from traffic and the coal industry combined. This is not only due to the fine dust from dry fields, slurry spreading, keeping four, etc. – a big problem is the ammonia which creates new fine dust in higher atmospheric layers. In the end, everything ends up in the waters. It affects the water cycle and water quality.

Soil quality and healthier soils through more complex or versatile forestry and more ecological agriculture, as well as better water management, are important to mitigate the consequences of climate change. The use of humus generating plants, deep roots, soil improvement and green manure plants can significantly contribute to soil formation and improvement of the overall soil. Some plants even have the potential to save the climate. Industrial hemp, for example, and hemp plants promote biodiversity and improve the moisture content. The leaves and plant roots can also form humus. The pronounced roots loosen the soil. The hemp fibers of the stems can be used for hemp paper, hemp cardboard and other packaging. Undemanding types of hemp are suitable for this, which can cope well with drought and do not have to be fertilized. Protective layers with ground cover and wildflower meadows can protect the soil in particularly hot and dry times. The principle applies, just let it grow and support nature in the development of biodiversity with natural seeds. Naturally with suitable species depending on the region and vegetation zone, i.e. suitable plants for mountainous areas, wetlands, grasslands, meadows and forests. To do this, one should think more about aquatic plants which can be used to improve water bodies. A large part of the rivers and lakes in Germany are in a precarious state, at least when it comes to the ecological aspect, neighboring agriculture, shipping and loss of biodiversity. This is also a problem of other European states. The economy and politics really need to care about the ongoing desertification and rising droughts in Europe. The deserts and drylands of Africa moving towards South Europe! The southern regions need fast climate adaption models and resilience plans to prevent worst case scenarious. Droughts, floods and rising fires are just the tip of the iceberg.

We all have to help make whole landscapes more diverse and more resistant to climate extremes, including urban regions and cities – for this purpose, among other things, the Urban Greening Camp project started. Solidarity agriculture and community gardens are also a good solution which can also bring more biodiversity and community profits. Show courage, solidarity and support for a healthy nature and a more sustainable life on planet earth. Show that you can really live and work sustainably by using energy or electricity, water and natural resources sparingly. Avoid overconsumption and pollution, especially plastic and air pollution from cars, planes and ships. Avoid environmental pollution of any kind, especially through the use of fossil fuels and polluting fuels such as coal. Reduce plastic waste and uses alternative materials such as bamboo, hemp and rice straw paper. Be a truly human person, work for a better and fairer climate.

Clean air, fresh water and a healthy environment are human rights. Climate protection, nature protection and environmental protection are also plant protection, animal protection and human protection or species protection in general! We should all be more aware about climate justice and environmental justice, in future a huge part of humanity will be affected by the climate crisis, extreme weather and rising sea levels.

Short summary:

Greening Deserts sustainable projects and initiatives such as Greening Camps and the Trillion Trees Initiative have been working on sustainable projects for society, a healthier nature and a more diverse environment for years. The projects mainly serve the protection of species and environmental protection. We don’t just want to reforest or regreen man-made deserts, arid regions and wastelands in Europe and Africa, but also create international platforms for more sustainable research, economy, education, culture and science. The greening camps will also be climate and research camps for innovative cleantech and green tech developments. The camps can include almost any region and culture in the greening and development process. Larger camps will have an energy storage park and maybe even a cleantech and greentech campus or science park.

Trillion Trees Initiative für besseren Klimaschutz, Umweltschutz und Artenschutz

Die Greening Deserts Trillion Trees Initiative und Greening Camps können negative Klimaveränderungen, Entwaldung, Dürren, Wüstenbildung, Bodendegradation, Überschwemmungen und globale Erwärmung in großem Umfang reduzieren – insbesondere in von Menschen geschaffenen Wüsten, Trockengebieten, Savannen und Ödländern. Viele Nationen, Organisationen, Persönlichkeiten und Institutionen wurden während der letzten Jahre eingeladen und einige haben Interesse gezeigt. Jeder kann sich den Projekten und der globalen Begrünungsinitiative anschließen. Lasst uns gemeinsam die Welt begrünen ! Pflanzen wir Milliarden oder sogar eine Billion Bäume, um das Klima zu verbessern und die globale Erwärmung erheblich zu reduzieren, insbesondere mit urbanen Begrünungscamps in städtischen Gebieten. Es ist vielleicht die billigste und effektivste Lösung, um den Planeten Erde abzukühlen, Luft und Wasser zu reinigen. Der Gründer von Greening Deserts gründete die Trillion Trees Initiative 2018. Er entwickelte dazu gute Lösungen und Projekte, um Trockengebiete und Ödland mit verschiedenen Arten resistenter und typischer Pflanzen wieder zu begrünen. Die Camps dienen der professionellen Pflanzenzüchtung, der Wiederaufforstung und der Wiederbegrünung großer Flächen. Die Begrünungs- und Forschungslager werden grüne Spots für den Anbau von Pflanzen sein, besonders für betroffene Regionen werden z.B. spezielle Bäume, Bodendecker, Blütenbäume, wilde Gräser, Wildblumen und Heilpflanzen kultiviert. Zusammen mit Hanf und anderen bodenverbessernden Pflanzen werden in wenigen Jahren oberste Bodenschichten geschaffen – die Basis für folgende Biodiversitäts-Plantagen und vielfältige Wälder. Es wird die Schaffung einer wirklich nachhaltigen Land- und Forstwirtschaft unterstützen. Hanf wird ein Nebenprodukt der Aufforstungs- oder Begrünungsprozesse sein. Samen und SeedBalls können durch Aussäen von autonomen Aussaatdrohnen und -ballons ausgebracht werden.

Greening Deserts bildungsrelevante, kulturelle, nachhaltige, ökologische, soziale, wirtschaftliche und wissenschaftliche Projekte haben große Potenziale, die Wüstenbildung und die globale Erwärmung zu verringern, die gesunde Umwelt, nachhaltige Landwirtschaft (EcoFarming) und ökologische Forstwirtschaft (EcoForestry) zu verbessern. Es sind auch Projekte für innovative Cleantech- und Greentech-Entwicklungen. Hier sind einige der Hauptprojekte: Agrophotovoltaik, Desert Bamboo Africa, Hemp Houses, Hemp Papers, Greening Coasts, Greenhouse Ships, Green Ring Africa, Great Green Wall North Africa, Seeding Balloons, Greening Drones und Transparent Solar Greenhouses. Alle diese Projekte wurden in den letzten Jahren von Oliver Gediminas Caplikas gegründet bzw. initiiert. Starke zukünftige Partner und Investoren für die laufenden Projektentwicklungen sind immer willkommen ! Investiert in wahre Werte wie Bildung, nachhaltige bzw. ökologische Produkte und Dienstleistungen in den kommenden Bildungs-, Begrünungs- und Forschungscamps. Nachhaltige Investitionen in Greening Deserts Projekte werden die Welt wirklich positiv verändern, zusammen mit internationalen Partnern werden wir eine bessere Geschichte bzw. Zukunft schaffen.
Der Aufbau eines Basislagers mit einem kleinen Team dauert je nach Bedingungen und Region ca. drei bis neun Monate. Die Begrünung und Aufforstung jeder betroffenen Region beginnt auf jedem Gelände mit einem provisorischen Basislager, so wie das Pflanzen von Bäumen für die ersten Parks – es können während des Aufbaus schon viele Jungpflanzen und Setzlinge unter Netzen kultiviert werden. Größere Camps können einen Energiespeicherpark mit Solarpark, Wasserpark und oder Windpark erhalten. Kleinere Camps bekommen natürlich auch Solarenergie und eine eigenständige Wasserversorgung. Viele weitere Entwicklungen und innovative Projekte, können mit den Camps realisiert werden. Es ist ebenso interessant für städtische Regionen, Stadtwälder und Gärten – insbesondere Dach- und Gemeinschaftsgärten. Botschafter, Minister, Handelskommissare, Wissenschaftler und Experten aus aller Welt wurden im Laufe der Jahre zu Greening Deserts Kampagnen, Initiativen und Projekten eingeladen. Wir haben uns viel über die nachhaltigen Entwicklungen, Technologien und Techniken ausgetauscht, welche in den neuen Greening Camps entwickelt werden können, u.a. auf Kongressen und Messen.
Viele Wissenschaftler bestätigen die Konzepte und Projekte von Greening Deserts, zum Beispiel, um eine Billion Bäume (
Trillion Trees) zu pflanzen, um die vom Menschen verursachten Auswirkungen des Klimawandels und die globale Erwärmung weltweit zu reduzieren. Mit finanzieller Unterstützung könnten Projekte wie die Begrünungs- und Forschungscamps endlich mit der Aufforstung und Begrünung beginnen, besonders in Trockengebieten und Ödlanden in Afrika und Europa. Die Projektentwicklung für erste Greening Camps läuft seit 2018, nach erfolgreicher Finanzierung in den Jahren 2020 oder 2021 kann das Projekt so schnell wie möglich beginnen und die ersten Pilotcamps errichten.

Weitere wichtige Informationen zu Greening Deserts Artenschutz-Projekten, wie dem neuen Forschungs- und Schutzprogramm für kritisch gefährdete Arten ‘Critically Endangered Species Research and Protection Program’ (CES-RPP).

Es geht um Greening Camps, innovative Entwicklungen, Forschung, globale Ziele und effektive Lösungen. Greening Deserts Projekte wie die Begrünungs- und Forschungscamps werden Plattformen für Artenschutz, Bildung, Cleantech, Greentech, Klimaschutz, Kultur, Naturschutz, Umweltschutz und Wissenschaft sein. Alle Camps können eine Bibliothek, Lounge und einen Medienraum erhalten. Perfekt für den Austausch mit der Bildungs-, Buch- und Medienbranche, etwa um mit kreativen Designs, umweltfreundlichem Bauen und nachhaltiger Architektur zu experimentieren. Größere Camps können einen Energiespeicherpark erhalten und sogar zu einer Art Campus und Wissenschaftspark ausgebaut werden.

Wir haben nicht viel Zeit, vielfältige Camps, Gewächshäuser und neuen Schutzgebiete an Land und auf See für die am stärksten gefährdeten Arten und Schlüsselarten (Keystone Species) dieser Welt einzurichten. Es ist ähnlich wie bei anderen Kaskadeneffekten, z.B. dem Desertifikations- und Permafrost-Problem. Auch der Verlust von Feuchtgebieten beschleunigt das globale Artensterben. Wenn mehr Schlüsselarten wie die Bienen aussterben, selbst relativ unbekannte oder kleine Arten, beschleunigt dies das Massensterben und erreicht Kippelemente in Bezug auf den kritischen Verlust der biologischen Vielfalt. Die einzige Möglichkeit besteht darin, sich auf dieses wichtigste Thema der Welt zu konzentrieren und es an die erste Stelle aller Tagesordnungen zu setzen, sich auf die am stärksten gefährdeten bekannten Arten zu konzentrieren und die vergessenen und unbekannten Schlüsselarten mit den besten Suchalgorithmen, Netzwerken und intelligenten Systemen zu finden wie KI, Deep Learning, Cloud- und Crowdworking, Archivmanagement und intelligente Bibliothekssysteme – unterstützt von den besten Computersystemen, wie spezielle Supercomputer. Es hat wirklich mehr Priorität, als so viele Ressourcen für astrologische Berechnungen, Gehirnsimulationen oder andere Mega-Anwendungen zu verwenden, vor allem Computer welche gleiche oder fast ähnliche Arbeiten ausführen. Ganz zu schweigen von der Energieverschwendung von Computern, Servern und Smartphones im Leerlauf oder für zeitraubende Aufgaben wie bestimmte Filme, Spiele, Serien und Streamingdienste.

Für uns alle ist es wichtig, das Massensterben in den nächsten Jahren zu verhindern, die biologische Vielfalt in vielen Gebieten, auch in städtischen Regionen, wiederherzustellen und zu verbessern. Wir alle müssen uns mehr um die Arten kümmern, die am meisten bedroht bzw. gefährdet sind. Es macht keinen Sinn, wenn es so viele gleiche Artenschutz- und Naturschutzinitiativen oder -programme gibt, also nur für einzelne sehr bekannte Arten. Im Hintergrund sterben viel unbekannte und wichtigere Arten aus – es sollten viel mehr Ressourcen überschützter Arten bzw. vieler gleicher Artenschutzprogramme für den Schutz der Schlüsselarten verwendet werden. Die Artenschutzgemeinschaft und Organisationen wie die Rote Liste der bedrohten Arten der IUCN sollten ihre Agenda und Prioritäten in diesem Zusammenhang überarbeiten. Die Menschheit muss die Schlüsselarten (Keystone Species) stärker schützen, insbesondere jene von denen viele andere Lebensformen abhängen ! Wenn zum Beispiel die wichtigsten Bienenarten aussterben, wird der Mensch einige Jahre später folgen. Weitere Punkte sind die langfristige Unterstützung der Klimaanpassung von Tieren und Pflanzen, das Überleben der wichtigsten Arten zu sichern, zusätzliche Lebensräume für Wildtiere zu schaffen, z.B, mehr Biotope, Wildreservate, wilde Wiesen, Parks und verschiedene Wälder für mehr Artenvielfalt.

Jeder Tag zählt, um die am stärksten gefährdeten Arten mit allen Mitteln zu schützen und diesen Aspekt, diese Aufgabe und das Thema auf allen relevanten Tagesordnungen – auf allen möglichen Kanälen, täglich und international – nach oben zu bringen. Vorhandene Schutzgebiete, mit den höchsten Konzentrationen an Lebensformen, in allen möglichen Regionen und Klimazonen sind natürlich auch wichtig. Die überschützten Arten und Programme, Ressourcen, Energien,.. sollten in diesem Zusammenhang mehr auf diese Aspekte konzentriert werden. Es gibt so viele Artenschutzprogramme für Elefanten, Eisbären, Giraffen, Pandas,.. Arten die relativ sicher sind und fast jeden Tag sterben wichtige Schlüsselarten aus! Es ist ein ähnliches Problem wie bei den verdrängten Kippelementen und der falschen Priorisierung von Politik und Wirtschaft – siehe Klimakonferenz der Vereinten Nationen. Nur wenn die genannten Probleme bald gelöst werden, können die Kaskadeneffekte reduziert und möglicherweise mit über Jahrzehnte langer Anstrengung gestoppt werden – neue Katastrophen können in dieser Hinsicht dann vielleicht wirklich verhindert werden. Dann könnte es eine echte Chance geben das Aussterben, auch der Menschheit, zu verhindern. Jede Handlung und jede Person zählt in dieser Hinsicht, ob groß oder klein, bekannt oder unbekannt. Wir haben vielleicht zwei Jahre Zeit, um diese Probleme zu lösen, und zehn Jahre, um weltweit eine Billion Bäume zu pflanzen – Siehe Trillion Trees Initiative.

Bienen wurden zu den wichtigsten Arten auf dem Planeten Erde erklärt. Laut Wildtierexperten und Wissenschaftlern haben sich die Bienen der langen Liste der gefährdeten Arten angeschlossen. Insektizide, Herbizide, Fungizide und andere Pestizide müssen ebenso wie die Luftverschmutzung reduziert werden. Pflanzen wir mehr Wildblumen und Blütenbäume, insbesondere für Bienen, Vögel und andere Tiere, die solche Bäume und Pflanzen zum Überleben brauchen. Wir brauchen mehr Biotope, echte natürliche und wilde Lebensräume, mehr naturnahe Wildreservate mit wilden Wiesen, Mischwäldern und Schutzgebieten wie Landschaftsschutz-, Naturschutz- und Wasserschutzgebiete. Greening Deserts Artenschutzprojekte zielen hauptsächlich darauf ab, natürliche Landschaften wie Mischwälder, Grasland und Feuchtgebiete wiederherzustellen – vor allem um die biologische Vielfalt, saubere Luft, Mutterböden und Wasser wiederherzustellen. Reduziert und stoppt die Entwaldung in naher Zukunft, ersetzt Holz teilweise durch andere nachhaltige Materialien wie Hanf und Reisstroh. Hanfpapier und Reisstrohpapier könnte die Umweltverschmutzung und Zerstörung durch die Papierproduktion und Verpackungsindustrie reduzieren, auch ein Problem sind Einweg- und Mehrfachverpackungen, der Überkonsum, die Überproduktion und die maßlose Verschwendung.


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Die Pflanzen der Greening Camps wie z.B. Hanf und Wüstenbambus verbessern die Böden, das Grundwasser und das Wasser im Allgemeinen. Trockengebiete und Ödland können mit Greening Deserts Technologien und Techniken leicht in fruchtbares Land verwandelt werden. Viele der innovativen Technologien wurden in den letzten Jahren entwickelt. Hanf verbessert die Böden in nur wenigen Jahren, danach können weitere umweltfreundliche Pflanzen und Bäume gepflanzt werden – wenn möglich weniger Monokulturen und mehr Mischkulturen. Hanf wird ein Nebenprodukt der Aufforstungs- oder Begrünungsprozesse sein und kann an Hanfprodukthersteller, wie die Hanfpapierbranche und die Hanfholzindustrie, geliefert werden. Am Ende würden alle gewinnen – die armen Menschen oder Regionen, die zerstörten Gebiete bzw. Böden, die Forstwirtschaft, die Papier- und Holzindustrie – sogar große Holzpapierkonsumenten wie die Buch-, Zeitungs- und Verpackungsindustrie. Hanf- und Reisstrohpapierbücher könnten die Buch- und Papierbranche in vielerlei Hinsicht reformieren. Man kann mehr auf den offiziellen Seiten erfahren und auch gerne Kontakt aufnehmen. Im Greening Deserts Netzwerk und durch viele bekannte Kontakte gibt es viele Experten auf diesen Gebieten bzw. Märkten, diese können in Zukunft mit eingebunden werden. Der weltweite Reinigungs- und Begrünungsprozess kann den globalen Friedensprozess erheblich beschleunigen.

Und nochmal liebe Leute, ihr seid herzlich eingeladen an Greening Deserts nachhaltigen Initiativen und Projekten teilzunehmen. Unterstützt die offizielle Trillion Trees Initiative um negative Klimaveränderungen, Entwaldung, Dürren, Wüstenbildung, Bodendegradation, Überschwemmungen und globale Erwärmung in großem Umfang zu reduzieren – insbesondere in von Menschen geschaffenen Wüsten, Trockengebieten und Ödländern. Die Initiative wurde von Oliver Caplikas 2018 gegründet. Der Gründer hat 2019 eine weitere großartige Initiative, zur Reduzierung von Plastikmüll in weltweiten Gewässern, ins Leben gerufen. Diese wird dazu einen völlig neuen nachhaltigen Markt eröffnen. Der Name ist Plastikfischerei, weitere Neuigkeiten werden über das Plastikfischernetzwerk und die zukünftige Plattform veröffentlicht.

Im Sommer, Herbst und Winter 2019 wurden viele Infobriefe und Rundschreiben über die o.g. Themen versendet, auch an internationale Regierungen, Institutionen und Organisationen. Wenn es auch für Sie, Kollegen oder Unternehmen interessant ist, können wir uns in Zukunft austauschen. Diverse Kooperationen, Kollaborationen, Partnerschaften und Sponsorings sind möglich. Konstruktives Feedback und aktive Unterstützung ist ebenso willkommen.

Klimaschutz, Naturschutz und Umweltschutz sind auch Artenschutz – also auch Menschenschutz. Bitte ignoriert die Fakten nicht und leitet es weiter, wenn möglich. Es betrifft uns alle. Kinderrechte sind Menschenrechte, ebenso wie saubere Böden, Luft, Wasser und eine gesunde Umwelt. Wir brauchen mehr Umweltbewusstsein und Nachhaltigkeit, nachhaltiges Leben und nachhaltiges Arbeiten in allen Bereichen. Wir müssen eine Welt des Verstehens, der Akzeptanz, des Respekts, der Toleranz, des Mitgefühls und des Bewusstseins schaffen.

Tut mehr für Grünflächen in eurer Stadt und versucht mehr grüne Spots, Gemeinschaftsgärten, Stadtparks, Stadtwälder, Fassaden- und Dachgärten einzurichten. Zeigt, dass ihr wirklich nachhaltig leben und arbeiten könnt. Spart Energie, Wasser und natürliche Ressourcen. Reduziert den Abfall oder unnötigen Müll, besonders Plastikmüll. Vermeidet die Umweltverschmutzung so weit es geht, fahrt mehr Fahrrad und nutzt den Nahverkehr. Verwendet alternative Verpackungen und ökologische Produkte wie Bambus- oder Hanfprodukte. Hanfpapier.org