There is scientific evidence that the effects of climate change are real and that they can be felt on the planet. There is also evidence that the most vulnerable people are most affected: They suffer land slides, inundations, draughts, hurricanes, seaquakes and other very severe and each time stronger recurring effects.
For this reason there is an urgent need that the private sector takes action in this matter or even better in this campaign, and this is where Acción Verde is born: Copa Airlines Colombia and Aviatur have decided to make an effective contribution to mitigating the climate change in the following way:
- New technologies in aeronautical engineering
- Saving fuel and energy.
Additionally, there is a clear understanding that there is a need to lead the national and international process. Therefore, other actions have been undertaken, such as offering actions to the Columbian public in form of the campaign "Let’s reforest - a mitigation of climate change". These actions include planting trees with very special features, for example only truly native Columbian specimen are planted, and they are only planted in natural reserves, in ecosystems that have been declared Biosphere Reserves (Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta and the Tuparro Ecosystem - Vichada) and World Heritage. The natural park Tuparro was declared a national monument in 1982 and is the core zone of the Biosphere Reserve.
Every tree will have a double effect. Firstly, it is a place of environmental restoration for the protection of water sources, the protection of hydrographic basins, the creation of ecological corridors, the recovery of pasturised land, the protection of natural parks, etc. The second effect is global. Every tree that is planted absorbs dangerous greenhouse gases, and trees are effective in capturing CO2 and emission of pure oxygen (O2).
People can become aware of their personal environmental impact by cooperating and planting one or many trees, which will mitigate their effects on the planet. herefore, Copa Airlines Colombia and Aviatur offer their facilities and technical abilities to facilitate people and companies to mobilize contributions to planting native Columbian trees in places that are strategic for our planet Earth.