19/05/2021 | In "Science for the Living Room", organised by AWIs4Future, mangrove ecologist Prof. Dr. Martin Zimmer from ZMT explains the "sense and nonsense of planting trees". His talk will be streamed on YouTube on Thursday, 20 May, from 20:30.
The fight against climate change is turning flowers and leaves: planting trees as a means of long-term CO2 storage has quickly become a widespread business model. Since mangroves are among the most efficient stores of CO2, this idea has not left mangrove reforestation unscathed. Good idea? It depends: well meant is not always well done! Often, tree planting campaigns are not only pointless but also unsuccessful: not only must the space be available, the (environmental) conditions must also be right - and in most cases it is not enough just to stick a tree seedling in the ground.
Afterwards, Martin Zimmer answers questions from the audience.
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