On April 22, Alipay announced that the number of users of ant forest reached 500 million, 500 million people together planted 100 million true trees in desertification areas, planting a total area of nearly 1.4 million mu. In August 2016, Alipay went online in the public welfare sector.
After the virtual tree has grown, Alipay ants forest and public welfare partners will plant a real tree on the earth, or guard the protection area of the corresponding area, so as to cultivate and encourage the users' low-carbon environmental behavior.
By August this year, this
A row of Haloxylon ammodendron seedlings newly planted on Alipay ant forest in Dunhuang, Gansu, 2019.
Alipay Ant Forest cooperates with Beijing Environmental Exchange to develop a methodology for calculating emission reductions for corresponding low-carbon behaviors, from which the corresponding emission reductions, i.e. green energy, can be calculated. By entering the
The current scenarios include: walking, sharing bicycle, offline payment, online ticket purchase, online train ticket purchase, green takeout, paperless reading, box and horse plastic reduction, second-hand recycling, living expenses, green office, ETC payment, electronic invoice, international tax rebate, subway travel, bus travel, appointment registration, green parking and so on.
More than 2 million square miles of vegetation have been added to the Earth's surface over the past 20 years, the equivalent of an additional Amazon rainforest, according to a recent NASA study. " China and India have played a leading and driving role in making a major contribution to this. "
Official data show that as of the end of December 2018, Alipay ant forest users exceeded 400 million, accumulated 3 million 80 thousand tons of carbon emission reduction, and planted and maintained 55 million 520 thousand real trees, with a total area of over 760 thousand mu, an area of over 1 million mu of sand control area, 69 thousand acres of public welfare protection sites, and a total of more than 180 thousand people green jobs.