INTERNATIONAL TREE PROTECTION COMMISSION (ITPC)
COMMISSION INTERNATIONALE POUR LA PROTECTION DES ARBRES
COMISION INTERNACIONAL PARA LA PROTECCION DE LAS PLANTAS
COMMISSIONE INTERNAZIONALE PER LA PROTEZIONE DELLE PIANTE
Welcome on the website of the International Tree Protection Commission.
The International Tree Protection Commission (ITPC), is an Inter-Institutional Organization acting as international platform dedicated to build Climate Resilience through Disaster Risk Reduction, by tree and forestry preservation, ecological sustainability and environmental protection, as well as for sharing best practices and technical knowledge on efficient and long-lasting climate change reduction, through effective tree preservation.
The ITPC Commission has a mixed character: from one side it is formed by experts and research fellows working on the field of tree conservation, on the other side it gathers International Institutions, Governmental Agencies and Ministries, Ministerial Departments, Local Authorities and Communities, NGOs and Civil Society Organizations, for widespread tree protection.
The ITPC has been established as emanation of the International Emergency Management Organization (IEMO) www.iemo.int, following the first Intergovernmental Organizations Conference on Emergency Prevention and Sustainable Development www.igo-conference.org, held in Rome, 25/27 September 2014, under the High Patronage of the Presidency of the Italian Republic, Italian Senate and Chamber of Deputies, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Intl. Cooperation, Italian Ministry of Environment and Ministry of Public Administration, well as in full support the 2015 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), for the promotion of study, research and dialogue among the scientific community, international institutions, Governmental Agencies, NGOs and the private sector to reduce global warming effect and to promote sustainable development though the diffusion of the culture of tree preservation, for avoiding the cutting of trees, at local, national and global level.
Trees naturally absorb atmospheric CO2 and therefore represent the best way to preserve the delicate environmental equilibrium, avoiding a wide series of natural and socio-economic emergencies caused by climate change
Protecting trees and reducing tree exploitation for combustible or mere speculative reason, will result in a progressive reduction of climate change in full pursuance of the numerous international undertakings (Agenda 21, Copenhagen Summit, Rio+20, and Paris CoP 21) thereto agreed.
Climate Change can be mitigated by the protection and augmentation of trees as CO2 absorbers and for this reason their safeguard in quantitative and qualitative terms, represents a global priority and a sound imperative for the International Community.
Avoiding cutting of trees means giving to the atmosphere the ultimate chance of reducing Co2 in a natural way, contrasting sierra effect and therefore balancing the enormous quantity of warming emissions.
INITIATIVES OF THE COMMISSION
According to the Commission’s authoritative point of view it is unthinkable and unbearable that in the era of hydrogen as fuel, high-tech research and exploration, internet and nano-technologies the world could rely on wood for heating, cooking of or electrical produce.
The real fuel for tomorrow is, from one side hydrogen and hybrid energetic sources like solar-heolic power points, which allow high efficiency and reliable energy produce and therefore the use of trees and wood as fuel for electric produce or individual consumption is to be considered too expensive in terms of climate change and the numerous disasters caused by global warming.
So, the primary goal of the International Plant Protection Commission is the reduction of tree demolition, by acting act as authoritative consultancy platform for law and decision making and scientific assertion for encouraging decision makers and political leaders to promote anti cutting campaigns, laws and legislations.
Cutting healthy trees just for reason of easiness or profit is a “cheap” but terrible decision.
Deprived from trees the environment cannot resist .
In particular the commission aims to: