Felix Finkbeiner

Felix Finkbeiner

Founder
Plant-for-the-Planet

At the age of 9, Felix Finkbeiner, inspired by the story of Wangari Maathai, developed the idea that children could promote climate justice by planting a million trees in every country. With the support of children from over a hundred countries, Felix launched the children and youth initiative Plant-for-the-Planet in 2007. So far, more than 81,000 children and youth in 73 countries have been trained in Plant-for-the-Planet Academies. As Climate Justice Ambassadors, these children and youth give speeches to adults, motivating them to take
action and to fight for their future. In May, 2018, the German President awards Felix the Federal Cross of Merit to honor his commitment for climate justice. Today, Felix does his PhD at the ETH Zurich. He researches on the forest restoration potential at a global scale as well as on the question which areas should be prioritised to maximise the impact of biosequestration in addressing the anthropogenic climate crisis. Plant-for-the-planet.org