FOREST FOR CHANGE – JUNE 2021 LONDON DESIGN BIENNALE, SOMERSET HOUSE

The LDB centrepiece, a forest with 400 trees, designed by celebrated artist Es Devlin in collaboration with Scape Design’s, Philip Jaffa & Urban Greening Specialist, Scotscape for The Global Goals Pavilion, in partnership with Project Everyone

Forest for Change, The Global Goals Pavilion, will showcase the facts behind the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals and the urgent pathway of action to a better and fairer future.

To highlight the consequences of climate change on the future of nature in our cities, we selected a species rich mixture of trees within the 400-tree forest. This is because, to ensure the long-term resilience of trees found in the UK a diverse range of species as possible is required to be planted.

Whilst working with our supplier, Barcham Trees, who have developed a system for estimating the amount of locked up carbon in each tree, we have calculated that our Forest, if allowed to mature, will lock up approximately 1.3 Million Tonnes of Carbon equivalent.

Philip Jaffa, Scape Design, says: “When I was first presented with the idea of the project, I was totally captivated by the opportunity to challenge humanity as the custodial species of the planet, to rethink how we interact with and care for the very world that nurtures and sustains us.

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