About the project

The pace of climate action remains too slow and must be accelerated” – UNFCCC

Life Terra is founded on the knowledge that tree planting is regarded as the most cost-effective nature-based solution to capture carbon. As part of a multi-faceted mitigation strategy, planting trees can play an important role in the fight against climate change and the devastation it causes (heat waves, drought, forest loss, desertification, erosion, flooding).

Life Terra seeks to bring people together to plant 500 million trees in Europe, harnessing and monitoring nature’s own carbon capture mechanism and enabling citizens to take urgent action against the climate crisis.

Life Terra is one of Europe’s largest climate action initiatives. It brings together 16 experienced organisations from 8 countries and is led by the newly established Life Terra foundation. This project was awarded €7 mln support by the Life Programme, which the consortium will use as seed money to put this initiative on the map. More information about the Life project can be found under Actions and Expected results.


Planting a diverse mix of tree species is essential to our planting plan. We believe firmly in “the right tree in the right place”, for more effective land restoration and greater ecosystem resilience.


Monitoring trees is important to ensure that the climate & environmental benefits we claim to make are happening! We have developed a state-of-the-art monitoring program, where you can track your trees.


Education is our most valuable investment. Life Terra is working with educational specialists to create a STEM based, interactive environmental education program for children ages 8-14.


Community involvement is key to our success. If we want to scale tree planting and speed up the pace of climate action, we need your help planting and teaching people how to plant.

Our goals

We are ambitious because we know that the world needs massive #climateactionnow

  • million trees planted

  • tonnes CO2 captured

  • Citizens participating

  • Classrooms participating

Life Terra's Consortium

The Life Terra project is formed by a Consortium of 17 organisations and led by the Life Terra Foundation. Find out more about the beneficiaries of the project.

Life Terra Beneficiaries


Life Terra is Europe’s initiative to lead the fight against climate change, prepare future generations, drive greener policies across the board and generate investment and growth in green jobs. The main objectives are to:

  1. Engage

    Engage a record number of individual citizens and stakeholders to take action towards climate change mitigation by facilitating the planting of 500 million trees in Europe

  2. Connect

    Connect these participants through an innovative and comprehensive web platform and app that organizes and streamlines the planting process

  3. Innovate

    Innovate in the latest monitoring and satellite technologies to provide citizens and specialists alike with precise and transparent data on trees planted

  4. Inspire

    Inspire the next generation of EU citizens to thrive in the face of climate change challenges, through a unique STEM based sustainability education program