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Time is Running Out: Urgent Action is Needed Now

1MT Nation combating climate change
Act Now: Join 1MT Nation on our mission.

Climate change is an existential threat facing our planet, with its impacts severe all over the planet and particularly in Africa. Rising global temperatures, extreme weather events, melting ice caps, and disappearing species are all warning signs of an impending catastrophe. As the clock ticks, it becomes increasingly evident that the time for action is now. By harnessing scientific data and information from reputable sources like the United Nations (UN), NASA, and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), we can empower ourselves to make informed decisions and take immediate action to combat climate change and invest in nature.

Escalating Global Temperatures

The WMO report highlights alarming projections for global temperatures, with the annual mean global near-surface temperature for each year between 2023 and 2027 predicted to be between 1.1°C and 1.8°C higher than the 1850-1900 average. This indicates the rapid pace of global warming, which has already raised the average global temperature in 2022 to about 1.15°C above the pre-industrial levels.

Situation in Africa

Africa faces significant climate challenges, making it a priority area of operations in our efforts to combat climate change. More than 65% of productive land in Africa is degraded. Degradation of land destroys biodiversity and habitats, impacts negatively the climate situation and in addition is resulting in landowners' inability to provide for themselves. As a result, more than 270 million people in the region, roughly one-fifth of the population, suffer from chronic hunger. Additionally, 27 out of the 40 countries most vulnerable to climate change impacts are in Africa, highlighting the urgency of addressing these challenges.

Our Approach to Mitigate Climate Change

In response to the climate crisis, we focus on planting native and naturalized bamboo on degraded land without forest cover for at least ten years in East Africa. Bamboo's fast-growing and resilient nature make it an ideal candidate for restoring degraded landscapes and sequestering carbon. By undertaking this approach, we aim to restore ecosystems, promote biodiversity, and contribute to carbon sequestration.

Promoting Polyculture and Biodiversity

Recognizing the importance of polyculture and biodiversity in building resilient ecosystems, we plant several bamboo species on smaller land plots at a time. This approach fosters biodiversity and contributes to the restoration of native habitats, creating more resilient ecosystems that can better withstand the impacts of climate change. To dig even deeper, we are implementing the biodiversity monitoring plan.

Ground Validation and Monitoring

Ensuring the success of our restoration efforts is of utmost importance. Our operations team is on the ground to validate land suitability and analyze soil conditions before planting. Additionally, we employ high-class satellite technology to continuously monitor and control the state of the land, ensuring the effectiveness of our restoration initiatives.

Africa is grappling with the devastating impacts of climate change, with degraded landscapes, food insecurity, and vulnerability to extreme weather events being prominent challenges. The urgency of the situation demands immediate and sustained action. By utilizing scientific data, adopting innovative restoration approaches, and promoting biodiversity, we can contribute to combating climate change in the region.

However, collective efforts are necessary to address the broader challenges posed by the climate crisis. Governments, organizations, communities, and individuals must collaborate to transition to sustainable practices, mitigate greenhouse gas emissions, and protect vulnerable ecosystems. Only through united action can we secure a sustainable future for Africa and the planet as a whole. The time to act is now.

Join us on our mission here.


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