Soil restoration is moving about as slowly as reforestation, there still seems to be more short-term profit in cutting down trees and ruining the soil. Although tropical rainforests are vital to the health of the planet, there are interests that can make more money slashing and burning them and putting in a palm oil plantation that doesn't sequester nearly as much carbon. In the long-term view, soil restoration and reforestation can solve the problem of greenhouse gases and global warming, because they both take CO2 out of the atmosphere and forested areas increase cloud cover which counterbalances the warming.
If you want to see a coherent plan (that needs a lot more political support) take a look at Plan B.
*They don't have last names in Iceland, if the need arises for a second name, they use patronymics (derived from your father's name). This causes all sorts of problems for Icelanders when they travel to a country where 2 names are standard.
The birch trees of Iceland were cleared mostly in smelting bog iron, which is a very low grade iron ore. Just as the Romans deforested the Iberian peninsula to supply forge wood, The Norse quickly depleted this resource and put the land to grazing. Massive erosion resulted.
A man named Jón Einarsson and his wife Brindís Magnúsdóttir have a son named Ólafur and a daughter named Edda.
Ólafur's last name will not be Einarsson like his father's; it will become Jónsson, literally indicating that Ólafur is the son of Jón (Jóns + son).
Imagine when a thick immigration agent in a foreign country sees Jon traveling with Olafur and wonders why they have a different "last name". Is there child trafficking going on?