PLANT TREES, SAVE PLANET! (working title)
Director(s): François-Xavier DROUET – Writer(s): François-Xavier DROUET Contact Print page
Plant trees to save the planet! A promise stated in many public policies or made by NGOs and multinationals. As deforestation accelerates and CO2 emissions break records, planting trees is presented as a ‘common-sense’ solution to the ecological disaster. s.
With the objective of “net zero emissions” in 2050, large multinationals claim to aim for carbon neutrality through tree planting. There is the example of Total with its 40,000-hectare non-native acacia tree project in the Republic of the Congo. But how could these projects be credible when, at the same time, these corporations announce a growth in their commercial activities?
Isn't this rather a way of delaying for a while longer the moment of actively reducing our carbon emissions?
It’s precisely this question that this 90 min. investigative film, developed by François Xavier, will try to answer.
François-Xavier Drouet, author of LE TEMPS DES FORÊTS (The Time of Forests / SRG SSR Prize - Critics' Week, Locarno Festival 2018)