The fight against climate change has never been more pressing, nor has the time to take action been more urgent. Almost seven years ago, the blueprints designed to establish a sustainable future for life on earth were brought forward as the UN Sustainable Development Goals. The SDGs provide a framework that will guide the world to a future that relinquishes poverty and promotes sustainable communities in favor of protecting nature and its habitants. Therefore, presenting governments, organizations and the general public with key focus areas necessary to secure a better tomorrow.
The SDGs have been the important factors to consider in Land Life’s journey to fulfill our mission of restoring the earth’s two billion hectares of degraded land. In playing our part to make impactful contributions to safeguarding a prospective future, we adhere to three main Sustainable Development Goals, striking a balance between addressing the needs of the people and the planet. This blog will explain how we work to reach our goals and the principles we consider to make to achieve them.
The effects of climate change are already visible and will be more prominent as the years pass unless we take immediate climate action. For Land Life, taking action for us means being strategic in our approach to advance well-suited solutions that help to alleviate the effects of climate change by successfully restoring degraded land on a global scale.
Climate change is an undeniable threat to the world as we know it. Alongside nature and pollution crises, the United Nations classifies climate change as one of the three main crises threatening the state of our future. The effects of climate change are already visible and will be more prominent as the years pass unless we take immediate climate action. For Land Life, taking action for us means being strategic in our approach to advance well-suited solutions that help to alleviate the effects of climate change by successfully restoring degraded land on a global scale.
Land Life works with one of the most effective change agents to counter this existential threat; trees. Trees are proven to sequester carbon effectively, storing and converting it to oxygen. This positions them as invaluable and primary tools in the fight against climate change. Land Life focuses on high-quality reforestation and land restoration, with full backing from scientific research and technological innovations that contribute to maximizing the effectiveness of our restoration projects. This includes developing planting methods and strategies specifically tailored to each region, along with using state-of-the-art data collection and monitoring processes that help propel the success of our sites.
Our expertise in science and technology has enabled us to plant over 5 million trees across 12 countries so far, with many more to come. Naturally, this designed safe environments for an array of biodiversity, from healthy forests compacted with diverse plant species that also provide several benefits – such as provisions – for local communities.
This goal captures the essence of Land Life’s main work. It highlights our responsibility to take action to restore degraded land and soil while contributing to halting the degradation of natural habits and loss of biodiversity.
Healthy land, produces life on land and is a crucial element that upholds the functionality of our individual and societal identities. It is influential in shaping the backbone of the world economy and secures the livelihood and well-being of humans by ensuring the supply of food, water and shelter along with multiple resources and essential services afforded by terrestrial and other land ecosystems.
Rather than an overfocus on carbon capture, Land Life focuses on nature restoration. That means diversifying our plant selections and techniques to increase the possibilities of preserving and encouraging life on land. We do this by being mindful of factors that can boost biodiversity by fostering the conservation of natural habits and endangered species.
The scalable environmental impact of planting thousands of hectares of healthy, diverse and resilient forests takes a lot of work, using technology to design, plant and monitor each project to ensure it is of the highest possible quality. Our responsibility as an organization driven by science and technology is to promote the creation of meaningful job opportunities across several fields – from operations, research and development to resilience and software engineering. We put emphasis on recruiting experts from all over the world while ensuring the wholesome collaboration and integration of members from our local communities. This allows us to make informed decisions and holistic approaches that benefit not just our planting processes but the stakeholders impacted by our projects as well.
Collaboration is a very important factor in working efficiently and at scale, making the biggest impact possible. We embrace working together with businesses and institutions with the shared vision of tackling this climate crisis through reforestation endeavors. Doing so allows us to contribute to economic growth, as well as grant us results that will contribute significantly to limiting global warming below 2°C.
The SDGs are important key points of action needed to prevent the worst effects of climate change and keep global warming to the lowest possible degree. At Land Life, we are committed to advancing our innovations and keeping in line with developments influencing the SDGs that can help propel our efforts towards bigger and better results. We will keep planting trees in the best possible way, at scale and