There isn’t enough space for all of the trees companies want to plant

November 09, 2021

Is there even enough land and forest on the globe to meet this volume corporate targets? No, say some environmental groups. In fact, according to an Oxfam analysis, all these carbon removal goals could need an area five times bigger than India.

“Yeah, we’d need another planet,” said Forrest Fleischman, a professor of environment and natural resource policy in the Department of Forest Resources at the University of Minnesota. “There is a limited amount of land that’s available for storing more carbon through forestry.”