Environmental protection since the 1970s

When Manfred Vohrer finished his studies in the late 70s he wrote his Doctor thesis about „the integration of external costs into economic system“. By then, an exotic view of the world. He believed that only when nature has an economic value, true sustainability can be achieved. With this vision he entered German national politics in 1972 and founded later global-woods company in 2000 after exiting his political career.

Manfred Vohrer, born in 1941 in Reutlingen, Germany


Federal Cross of Merit

Dr. Manfred Vohrer received many honors during his lifetime, among:

  • Honorary Member of the European Parliament
  • Federal Cross of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany
  • Ordre National du Mérite of the French Republic
  • Grand Medal of Merit of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe
  • Honorary Doctor of the Academy of Business Management, Minsk-Belarus




  • Deep understanding of sustainable development as well as climate change mitigation through restorations of forests


  • Environment- & climate-friendly behaviour pays off for everyone


  • Development of climate protection projects in developing countries with positive ecological impact


  • Sales of certified CO2 certificates (according to international standards) for the voluntary market


  • Partnership, expertise and transparency



  • Over 10 million trees planted worldwide, which sequester over 2 million tons of CO2
  • Cooperations with local communities, civil society groups, industries and civil society
  • Knowledge transfer to several hundred people
  • Countless hours of lobby work to harmonise economy with nature

History of our company

1987 Company Foundation

1987 Company Foundation

The company was founded in 1987 to provide political & economical consulting services with focus on climate change.

1998 First Project

1998 First Project

Start of a reforestation project to  extend forests in selected regions suitable for afforestation.

2000 Move to Paraguay

2000 Move to Paraguay

The project fosters the ecology of the San Pedro Region, which was highly affected by deforestation for agricultural farming during the past decades.

2002 Rebranding to „global-woods“

2002 Rebranding to „global-woods“

After finishing the first political feasablity studies in different and implementing the first reforestation project in Uganda the company was rebranded internationally.

2002 First Project in Africa

2002 First Project in Africa

Over the last twenty years, more than 8,000,000 million trees had been planted in Kikonda, covering an area larger than 10,000 soccer fields.

2020 Africa Plantations handed over to Local Plywood Company

2020 Last Credits from Uganda sold

2021 Certification in Paraguay started

The life of Manfred Vohrer *1941

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