The Future Forest Company Response to The Forest Pathways 2023 Report from WWF & the Forest Declaration Assessment

‘It is impossible to reverse nature loss, address the climate crisis and develop sustainable economies without forests,’ said WWF Global Forests Lead Fran Price this week, upon the release of the 2023 Forest Pathways Report from WWF & the Forest Declaration Assessment.

The report highlights that despite pledges made at COP26 two years ago to halt and reverse deforestation by 2030, forests around the world are still being destroyed with speed and intensity, leaving the world in clear danger of missing these vital targets. In 2022, global deforestation reached 6.6 million hectares, the report says.

‘We are at a critical juncture. Governments and businesses have a huge responsibility to set us on the right pathway,’ says Fran Price. Currently, the world is failing our forests, according to WWF, and we must get back on track to reduce deforestation and meet global goals.

At The Future Forest Company, we are on a mission to plant enough trees to remove one million tonnes of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere by 2030, as well as restoring and protecting habitats for many endangered species. 

We currently have twelve reforestation and habitat restoration sites across the UK, on which our forestry team are close to having planted a million trees . We manage the land the trees are planted on, so we can guarantee permanence of the forest– once it’s planted, it will stay. Join us on our mission and support our work today.

Jamie Adcock, Senior Forest Manager said, ‘The Future Forest Company is about planting trees for the long-term and for future generations to enjoy. Our new, carefully planned forests are key to nature recovery and locking up carbon, which is why we also sign up to the philosophy of the ‘right tree in the right place’. We also want to make sure that our existing woodlands, like our Atlantic rainforests and ancient woodland, are also managed in a way that ensures these wildlife-rich habitats thrive into the future.’

Read the full Forest Pathways Report here.