Safeguarding of Forests
Posted in Sustainability Channel
Recent research published by The Nature Conservancy demonstrates that protecting the planet’s forests could significantly help reduce atmospheric CO2 emissions from now to 2030.
The study underlines that safeguarding the Earth’s green lungs and their biodiversity could potentially reduce the emission of a total of 7 billion tonnes of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.
Safeguarding forests could reduce CO2 emissions by 37%
According to researchers, the safeguarding of existing forests could reduce global emissions by 37%; the same reduction that would be achieved from giving up fossil fuels entirely.
This would be sufficient to avoid average global temperatures rising above 2 degrees Celsius, the limit set by the Paris Agreement.
The study specifies that stopping deforestation, restoring forests and improving forest practices could remove 7 billion tonnes of CO2 from the atmosphere every year, by 2030. That is the equivalent of removing 1.5 billion cars from roads.
Safeguarding forests would be equivalent to the removal of 1.5 billion cars
This is an amount that does not relate only to trees’ capacity to fix carbon dioxide, considering they “breathe” CO2 transforming it into biomass, but also to the additional beneficial effects of plants on the environment that contribute to climate change reduction.
To avoid contributing to deforestation, Favini does not use wood fibre resources from illegal logging nor from non-certified forests of high conservation value, in its production processes.
Thanks to the use of cellulose that comes from responsibly managed plantations and the use of alternative raw materials, Favini helps to reduce deforestation
Furthermore, Favini are committed to the production of paper from sustainable sources and is focussed on researching and adopting new, alternative raw materials. This in turn leads to a reduction in the use of virgin tree cellulose.
Examples are Crush, Remake and Shiro Alga Carta papers which, instead of tree cellulose, contains, respectively, the by-products from agro-industrial processes, residues of leather manufacturing processes and damaging algae from fragile marine areas.