PKF and Plant for the Planet - Together against the climate crisis
PKF Munich supports the Plant-for-the-Planet children and youth initiative with its goal of planting 1,000 billion trees worldwide by 2030.
Why is this so important to us?
Trees perform a variety of tasks for our climate: they purify the air, cool the earth and are easily renewable CO2 reservoirs. They are the cheapest and most effective way to bind CO2 and thus give mankind a time joker to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to zero and mitigate the climate crisis.
Trillion Tree Campaign
In December 2006 the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) under the patronage of Prince Albert II of Monaco and Wangari Maathai launched the Billion Tree Campaign with the aim of planting of one billion trees worldwide. In 2011, UNEP, the United Nations Environment Programme, hands over the Billion Tree Campaign to the children of Plant-for-the-Planet. In academies, children train other children as ambassadors for climate justice. With over 13.6 billion trees planted in 193 countries until today, they have far exceeded this target. In 2018 the Trillion-Tree Declararation was signed with the aim of planting 1,000 billion trees worldwide by 2030 and thus significantly reduce global warming.
1,000 billion trees by 2030
Sounds incredible? But it's possible! If we all believe in it. And if we all plant together. Because:
- 1.000 billion trees are only 150 trees per person
- 1.000 billion trees could absorb and bind a quarter of the CO2 emissions caused by human activity every year.
- 1.000 billion trees can thus cool our earth by 1°C.
Our contribution to climate protection
As part of our sustainable corporate strategy, PKF Munich is committed to reducing its CO2 footprint and offsetting it by planting trees. Plant-for-the-Planet expects average annual CO2 emissions of 3 tons per employee. With 120 employees, this results in CO2 emissions of 360 tons for PKF Munich, which are offset by reforestation together with Plant-for-the-Planet.