Roland-Garros carbon calculator & certified projects

Calculate the carbon footprint of your journey and support certified projects by making a donation.

The carbon calculator

In order to pursue its commitment and action to fight climate change, Roland-Garros has set up a carbon calculator to support reforestation projects and the planting of a million trees in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region (South of France).

Supported by BNP Paribas and developed by social business ClimateSeed, the tool enables spectators (at home or on-site), players, partners, broadcasters, tournament organizers…to calculate the carbon footprint of their journeys. User can then choose to support reforestation projects and the planting of a million trees in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region by making a donation.

Certified projects

51% of the Région Sud (Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region), the equivalent of 1.6 million hectares or 3.9 million acres, is covered in forest. Being an important carbon sink, this forest land is a valuable asset that has to cope with ever more frequent climatic events, such as droughts and forest fires. To protect this biodiversity, the Région Sud is launching an ambitious Climate Planwhich includes the “1 million trees” project whose aim is to regenerate and/or plant 1 million trees in the region by 2021. 40% funded by the region itself, these projects will have a positive impact on the environment and your donations will help bring them to fruition.

In order to increase the surface area of the forest and regenerate any damaged areas, the Roland-Garros carbon calculator (also above) is supporting certified – or in the process of being certified – low-carbon projects approved by the French Ministry of Ecological Transition. As proof of its commitment, for every donation made, the FFT pledges to donate the same amount, up to a total of €10,000.

Reforestation on Mont Ventoux in the Toulourenc national forest (84)

Commune: Brantes / Department: Vaucluse / Altitude: 900m / Surface: 7.5 ha / Planted Trees: 7700

The Haute-Provence’s most emblematic peak, Mont Ventoux is visited by more than 700,000 people every year. The parcels that are being replanted are located directly underneath the resort of Mont Serein. On the north face of Mont Ventoux, the reforestation project follows on from a sanitation harvest carried out in early 2020 on the forest’s decaying Scots pine population. One plot was identified as suitable for replanting Atlas cedar trees (sourced locally to the Ventoux), a variety that can cope with summer droughts as well as periods of cold and snow.

View of the north face of Mont Ventoux. View of the north face of Mont Ventoux / ©ONF (French National Forestry Commission)

Project previously funded by the eco-calculator: Planting trees in the Belvédère communal forest (06)

Commune: Belvédère / Department: Alpes-Maritimes / Altitude: 1,400m / Surface area: 1 ha

A storm in March 2015 destroyed part of the Belvédère communal forest, which is located in the countryside outside Nice. None of the trees have grown back and the affected site is clearly visible. The project aims to replant clusters of different varieties of trees (European silver fir, pine, Greek fir and other deciduous varieties). This will have 3 benefits:

  • Replanting trees on this steep slope will help protect the ground and reduce the risk of erosion
  • It will introduce biodiversity in the forest, thanks to the variety of tree species planted
  • It will improve the landscape of this highly exposed mountain face, which is located in a much-visited area of the Nice countryside.

Thanks to Roland Garros’s 2020 contributions, the project has been successfully funded. Planting has started in April 2021 and should end by end of year 2021. 

Massive destruction caused by a storm in March 2015. Massive destruction caused by a storm in March 2015 / ©ONF (French National Forestry)