Study: Reforestation most effective climate action

Reforestation on a global scale is one of the most powerful weapons against climate change. This is the result of a new study by Swiss university ETH Zurich. The researchers state that the goal set by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) of limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees can still be achieved through large-scale reforestation and afforestation efforts. Therefore, we as ForestFinest and CO2OL develop, finance and market forestry and agroforestry projects in Latin America and Africa. These projects increase the natural carbon storage capacity of biomass and soil and help mitigating climate change. Besides this, they improve social,...
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Reforestation effectively mitigates climate change

This article is worth reading: Reforestation can help reverse the climate and extinction crises. It’s cost-effective too. The authors shows how reforestation offers an effective way to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, and helps to stop biodiversity loss. Plus, rebuilding forests can be a cost-effective solution as well.

Alliance for Development and Climate takes off

Second Supporters’ Meeting of the Alliance for Development and Climate (Allianz für Entwicklung und Klima) on 28 March 2019 in Bonn. At the invitation of the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), numerous organisations, representatives from politics and business, including ForestFinest Consulting, discussed how development and climate policy goals can be linked meaningfully, and how companies in particular can contribute. ForestFinest Consulting / CO2OL explicitly welcomes the initiative. The aim of the Alliance is to make it easier for organisations to voluntarily and effectively finance carbon offsetting projects in developing countries such as biogas plants, wind and solar...
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Low-cost land restoration technique to fight poverty

A successful reforestation technique, also applied in our Sodo community project in Ethiopia, is gaining further momentum. A new manual, helping projects, partners and communities using this innovative approach, has just been published here: FMNR stands for Farmer Managed Natural Regeneration and is a low cost technique to restore degraded lands.  The method uses existing living root fragments of cut trees and makes them grow again. It is mainly used in desert and semi-desert areas in Africa. In the Sahel zone, millions of hectares of land have been restoring vegetation, thereby helping to stop desertification and re-green drylands. The manual...
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Supporting Chocoa 2019

We are glad and proud to be supporting partner of Chocoa 2019 helping the conference and trade fair to become more climate friendly.  Chocoa brings together stakeholders from the entire supply chain in the chocolate industry, from cocoa farmers to chocolate consumers. Chocoa 2019 takes place in Amsterdam from 20 – 24 February 2019.  

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