More than (just) trees.
Don’t get us wrong, we love carbon-absorbing trees. But, trees alone won’t save us. Tree’s take 7 years to reach maturity, and on average die at 20 years — a stat that’s getting worse as the effects of climate change intensify (think; more wildfires, drought, insects, storms). When a tree dies, it releases most of the carbon it was storing.
Lucky for us, clever humans have created many other ways to do what trees do, but better — suck carbon permanently. However, these emerging technologies are just that, emerging. Most remain undeveloped and under-utilised because they are underfunded.
With funds these technologies can scale, and so can their impact.