"We need a trillion trees!" - An interview with ETH researcher Dr. Colin Averill - NIKIN EU

"We need a trillion trees!" - An interview with ETH researcher Dr Colin Averill

Global reforestation is the most effective measure against climate change. The world needs one trillion new trees to absorb two-thirds of man-made CO2 emissions. This is the conclusion of an ETH study. We talked to Dr. Colin Averill, who was involved in the study.

Global reforestation is the most effective measure against climate change. The world needs one trillion new trees to absorb two thirds of the CO2 emissions caused by humans. This is the conclusion of an ETH study. We talked to Dr Colin Averill, who was involved in the study.

Colin Averill with the NIKIN team

The NIKIN team talked to Dr Colin Averill, Senior Scientist in the Crowther Lab at ETH Zurich.
NIKIN plants a tree for every product sold - and there is an important reason for this: trees are not only home to many animals, but they also absorb CO2. A study by the ETH has now shown how important trees are for the environment. That's why we talked to someone who should know exactly. Dr. Colin Averill worked on the study and answered our most burning questions. We will publish his answers here at irregular intervals.
 

How many trees does it take to stop climate change?


In the first part, we directly asked him the most important question: How many trees do we need? His answer: a trillion. You can see how many trees there are on earth at the moment in the video. 

 

 

For more information on the Crowther Labs study, click here.

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