The theme and the place of our calls for projects are determined by our Plan A algorithm. To learn more about the data-drive of Plan A, read our head of data’s expose here.
In the last 15 years, over 39% of tree-cover loss has occurred in the top ten regions of Sweden. This is a much higher rate compared to the 11 other regions that make Sweden. Despite certifications in forest management practices, the combined effects of wildfires, pest outbreaks and industrial forestry are alarming and need to be addressed urgently.
This is a call for environmental projects bringing solutions to effectively support and protect Swedish forests. Submit your project to be listed on the platform and connect to sponsors and supporters. We are eager to collaborate to work on the most pressing issues of climate change. Learn more and submit your project here.
Deadline for submission: 31st August 2019
In July 2018 alone, wildfires cost Sweden €40 million in damages. In total, natural disasters over three decades have cost Sweden €2.8 billion – predominantly from storms and floods. Finally, The forestry industry is the biggest driver of tree-cover loss in Europe leading to an estimated 99% of the total loss. As a circumpolar country, Sweden is strongly influenced by the Arctic region’s rapid climate change. This, in turn, affects the regional and national weather, reinforcing destructive trends for the boreal forests.
It has been communicated that we have 9 years to revert the carbon emission curb before it becomes irreversible. As of 2019, humanity uses the equivalent of 1.7 Earths to meet its needs. The number, calculated by the Global Footprint Network can be expressed in a date. On July 29th, Earth Overshoot 2019, humanity will start living on credit from the planet’s natural resources. Sweden, with a score of 61/100 for the Sustainable Development Goals 15 (life on land and protection of forested biomes) has work to do to maintain and protect its wonderful ecosystems. We need to act fast!
About Plan A
We want to change the way we think about climate action. Plan A is the first data-driven crowdfunding platform in the fight against climate change. Our algorithm uses data from multiple indicators to identify high-risk countries and regions. For donors, Plan A’s data drive offers a simple way to find meaningful projects worth contributing to. For project holders, we offer a way to publicise and promote your impactful project to donors around the world, increasing your capabilities and raising your profile.
Are you working on a climate action project? Do you know someone who is? If the project you’re working on fights climate change on any front — Wildlife, Oceans, Waste Management, Sustainable Energy, and Sustainable Living — use this application form to add your project to Plan A! Interested in planet-saving? Follow us at @PlanAEarth on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Spotify, and LinkedIn for more calls for projects, news, events and information! There is no plan B for our planet!
Credits for data and studies: EM-DAT, GFW, GFN and MCC.