Tree growing for conservation and ecosystem restoration:
A guide for faith-based actors
Worldwide Fund for Nature
8 December 2022
The first-ever tree growing guide for faith groups aims to support organizations in the fight against climate change and biodiversity loss.
Trillion Trees, WWF and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) have jointly published the first-ever comprehensive guide to tree growing, designed for use by faith groups across the world.
Launched in December 2022 at the UN Biodiversity Conference COP15 in Montreal, Canada, the Tree growing for conservation and ecosystem restoration: A guide for faith-based actors outlines a straightforward and informative step-by-step approach to assist faith groups in planning and implementing tree-growing initiatives and engaging in restoring their local environment to benefit people, nature, and the climate.
The guide sets out six clear steps providing a practical framework for any faith-based organisation or group to adapt to its own community and context. Each step was developed in consultation with faith actors on the ground already planting millions of trees, using evidence-based and proven approaches to restore multiple benefits through successful tree growing. The guide includes detailed guidance and a checklist for each step, ranging from agreeing the purpose and partnership for tree-growing, developing, and implementing the plan and finally, caring for trees as they grown and sharing knowledge with the global restoration community.
Tree growing for conservation and ecosystem restoration: A guide for faith-based actors will be available in 10 languages and emphasises the importance of growing the right trees in the right places and taking a rights-based approach, working in collaboration with local communities and Indigenous Peoples.
The guide can be downloaded from https://wwf.panda.org/discover/our_focus/forests_practice/?7230441/ (12 mb)
SOURCE: Trillion Trees, WWF and UNEP https://wwf.panda.org/discover/our_focus/forests_practice/?7230441/
Last updated 1 February 2023