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 Plan, which 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 six certified – or in the process of being certified – low-carbon projects approved by the French Ministry of Ecological Transition. Thanks to the financial donations made, more than 15,000 metric tonnes of CO2 will be sequestered per 130 ha (321 acres). As proof of its commitment, for every donation made, the FFT pledges to donate the same amount, up to a total of €10,000.
Let’s take a look at the certified – or in the process of being certified – low-carbon projects approved by the French Ministry of Ecological Transition.