Sports4Trees is a campaign run by the German association Sports for Future to promote forest protection and reforestation in sub-Saharan Africa. The aim of the campaign is to inspire the world of sport to get involved in and make a contribution to climate protection. myclimate works in partnership with Sports4Trees on three projects in the target region. Recently, it travelled there with Sports for Future founder and chair, Stefan Wagner, and the WWF, to witness the projects in action*. In this guest article, Stefan Wagner gives his impressions of the projects and explains why climate protection efforts in the Global South really do make a difference.