OUR VISION

To mitigate global warming and prevent catastrophic climate change, we must significantly reduce the amount of greenhouse gases we emit while also deploying carbon removals at a massive scale.

We believe the most effective way to remove carbon is by planting trees on degraded lands, as part of large-scale afforestation and reforestation projects.

We have a particular interest in sustainably managed tree plantations, as these can be designed to have a range of social, economic and environmental benefits. 

In a world that is moving away from fossil fuels and towards a bio-based economy, tree plantations will be necessary to support a large segment of industry.

High quality nature-based carbon removals

SilviCarbon works with nature-based carbon removal projects because biomass growth is currently the most cost-effective and scalable carbon removal method. We are focused on providing a large supply of high-quality CDRs to make significant and sustainable contributions towards Net-Zero goals.

SilviCarbon purposefully selects and develops projects that are environmentally, economically and socially sustainable and just. It is of utmost importance for us to improve the wellbeing of local communities and protect biodiversity. By acting under these core principles, SilviCarbon’s partner projects contribute to an array of SDGs.

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Each project that SilviCarbon works with is designed to have a lasting impact on climate and people. Proper planning for project longevity is crucial to overcome challenges associated with the permanence of nature-based carbon removals. Well-managed projects also ensure that the social and economic benefits are durable in order to have a meaningful impact on sustainable development. 

Collaboration between local stakeholders and project developers is crucial to us, as this is the best way to understand the needs of those who will be most directly affected by the project. By involving local communities in planning and decision-making, we aim to achieve the outcomes with the highest impacts.

Repurposing degraded lands

Industrial agriculture is responsible for 75% of all forest loss worldwide. Especially in South America, there are vast plains that have been deforested for the expansion of beef, palm oil and soya production. This has led to the degradation of millions of hectares of land, presenting ideal opportunities for the development of large-scale carbon-forestry projects.

These lands have become damaged and unproductive due to long periods of intensive agriculture. Investments in land management techniques and tree planting improves soil biodiversity and land productivity. It also creates job opportunities for local communities in rural areas with limited economic development. 

To support natural ecosystems in the area, SilviCarbon partner projects manage dedicated areas for nature conservation and restoration. The plantations are strategically placed to form a buffer zone between these natural areas and populated areas to prevent any unwanted human activity.

 

The value of sustainable wood

Tree plantations are crucial for the protection of the world’s remaining forests. The demand for wood is increasing rapidly due to a number of global trends. This is putting an increasing amount of pressure on forests.

Tree plantations have a double effect on mitigating climate change. In addition to actively removing CO2 from the atmosphere and storing it in living biomass, the wood derived from plantations serves as a renewable substitute for a wide range of applications and products such as biofuels, construction materials, textiles and much more. 

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The productivity of tree plantations is far greater than any other existing source of wood. While production forests make up only 3% of total forest cover, they are responsible for >90% of total roundwood production.  R&D in forestry continues to increase the productivity of plantations through improved growth rates and decreased tree mortality.

Managing tree plantations in a sustainable manner provides climate and biodiversity benefits, social development and economic stimulation in the areas that need it most. By planting trees on degraded lands, the net positive impacts of plantations are maximised. 

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Want to find out more about how you can lower your carbon footprint and explore realistic pathways to meet your net-zero target? We can’t wait to explore the possibilities of how we can rebalance the world together. Drop us an email at info@silvicarbon.com or fill in the form below.