For the world to be carbon neutral, there is only one option: drastically
cut our greenhouse gas emissions as fast as possible and leverage the mechanics of carbon
offsetting by funding the preservation and creation of carbon sinks throughout the world.
An excellent carbon sink can readily be found on land.
Forests are a prominent natural solution for extracting CO2 from the atmosphere and storing it.
Reforest’Action proposes projects for preserving forests and even expanding their storage capacity.
These projects are divided into 3 categories needing funding:
Forests preservation in Tropical Zones
This solution funds multi-dimensional projects aimed at fighting deforestation in under-pressure regions.
Unit: Carbon Credit / 1 carbon credit = 1 tonne CO2-eq
VCS or Gold Standard certified + CCB (or equivalent)
REDD+ (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation) projects
In tropical zones
What is a REDD+ project?
Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+) projects in tropical zones seek to preserve forested areas. They can also involve local populations in the sustainable management of natural forest resources.
Forests creation in Tropical Zones
This is a far-reaching solution to tackle global issues and is adapted for businesses with ambitious, long-term climate strategies. It involves pre-funding the creation of new forests for capturing and sequestering carbon dioxide, which will generate carbon credits over an average of 20-50 years.
Unit: Carbon Credits generated periodically (on average every 5 years) / 1 carbon credit = 1 tonne CO2-eq
Projects expected to be certified to the VCS or Gold Standard + CCB (or equivalent)
ARR (Afforestation – Reforestation – Revegetation) projects
In tropical zones
What is an ARR project?
Afforestation, Reforestation, Revegetation (ARR for short) refers to a category of projects that aim to restore plant cover to different ecosystems, while creating numerous socio-economic and environmental benefits.
Forests restoration and planting in France
The Low Carbon certificate (Label Bas-Carbone in French) is the only official certification that quantifies the carbon dioxide stored by forestry projects in France.
The funding of a Low Carbon certified forestry project with Reforest’Action boosts the capture and sequestration of CO2 in France.
Unit: ER (Emission reduction) 1 ER = 1 tonne CO2-eq
Low Carbon certificate issued by the French Ministry for the Ecological Transition
What is a Low Carbon certified Reforest’Action project?
Our Low Carbon certified forestry projects help store atmos- pheric carbon dioxide over the long term by planting diverse tree species.
Reforest’Action is developing its own Low Carbon certified forestry projects with help from its network of French project initiators:
Afforestation projects – expanding forest cover to aban- doned farmland, overgrown areas and meadows.
Reforestation projects – restoring forests affected by a natural disaster.
The many benefits generated by the projects
In the push to making the world carbon neutral, these solutions are principally aimed at showing how carbon storage is a valuable resource in this quest.
But that does not mean there are no other benefits flowing from each project.