Forest and climate change
According to FAO (2020), forests currently produce one sixth of global carbon emissions due to deforestation, overexploitation and degradation. However, if managed sustainably, forests have the potential to absorb one tenth of global carbon emissions in biomass, soils and forest products, and store them permanently. They are biodiversity sinks, providers of ecosystem services, climate regulators, and providers of employment. They can also produce wood fuels that can be used to replace fossil fuels.
As a player in the fight against climate change, TEREA supports its clients, whether governments, institutions, or the private sector, in the development of policies and strategies to reduce or control greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and in the implementation of these strategies.
TEREA also participates in the development of forestry projects aiming at absorbing and storing carbon in an additional way, thus reducing climate impacts and transforming activities to make them ecologically sustainable. The actions carried out in this framework include REDD+ projects (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation), conservation, Improved Forest Management and the increase of forest carbon stocks (afforestation, reforestation, plantation) with the concern of combining carbon storage, maintenance or even improvement of biodiversity, and to ensure development and well-being of local populations.
TEREA also has expertise in the calculation of carbon footprints (Bilan Carbone® methodology of the French “Association pour la transition bas carbone”) at the level of companies or territories, and can provide advises to its partners in the actions to be implemented to reduce their GHG emissions.
TEREA is able to bring a concrete expertise, in the field or at the institutional level, in order to participate in the fight against climate change. Our ability to understand international climate and carbon issues and to relate them to the specificities of the forestry sector puts TEREA in a unique position to advise governments and the private sector on the development of sustainable, low-emission, and economically viable projects.
- Technical and financial support to the development of carbon projects
- Monitoring and evaluation of carbon projects
- Development and application of carbon accounting tools and methodologies
- Realization of carbon assessments for companies, using the Bilan Carbone® methodology
- Institutional support in the development and implementation of climate policies and strategies (REDD+, Nationally Determined Contributions)