There is a cheap, affordable, solution that creates wealth while solving the CO₂ problem. Groasis calls it ‘The Treesolution’. In 2008 Pieter Hoff, Groasis’ founder, wrote a book about this solution and since then his company Groasis continued to work on making implementation of the solution as cheap as possible. The Treesolution can save us from climate change at less than half the cost of the bank bail out that followed the 2008 crisis.
Paris COP21 acknowledges that agriculture and forestry are crucial elements of emissions reduction. Trees are nature’s ‘low capex and minimum opex’- tool to generate carbon offsets (the ultimate Negative Emissions Technology). Through the principle of photosynthesis CO₂ is captured and extracted from the atmosphere and converted into valuable products (CCUS/CCER).
Most fertile land on earth is already planted and extracts CO₂ from the atmosphere. In order to prevent climate change we need to develop additional capacity to remove CO₂ from the atmosphere. The extra CO₂ offsets have to be realized on currently unused, degraded, dry, and eroded land. The Groasis Ecological Water Saving Technology enables planting of productive trees in combination with vegetables on this type of degraded land, using 90% less water and at 90% lower cost than existing methods, whilst resulting on average in a 90% survival rate.
Besides offsetting CO₂ emissions with productive trees, Groasis’ disruptive technology allows hundreds of millions of people to develop resilient food production systems – offering wide social benefits in the form of food, water savings and employment. The Treesolution -based on the Groasis Ecological Water Saving Technology – not only solves the climate problem but also addresses poverty, unemployment and hunger. It generates 478 trillion US$ in revenues over the next 40 years thus stimulating all countries that today suffer from economic stress caused by drought, it creates over 1.2 billion new jobs and helps solve the food problem.