Reforestry program, Timor-Leste
of forest loss between 1972 and 1999.
Reforestation and carbon reduction
Reforestation are one of the key short-term actions required to reduce carbon from the atmosphere. The report goes on to say that forests can contribute up-to a 30% reduction in carbon emissions.
Programs such as the Timor-leste community forestry can deliver a reduction in poverty and reduce the global environmental damage by reforestation and the building of carbon sinks.
The project objectives are both local and global. Globally deforestation is causing both poverty and environmental degradation and as the world is heading for more than 2 degrees warming before 2050 the situation is going to get much worse.
Climate solution #26
In theory, 751 million acres of degraded land in the tropics could be restored to continuous, intact forest. Using current and estimated commitments from the Bonn Challenge and New York Declaration on Forests, our model assumes that restoration could occur on 435 million acres. Through natural regrowth, committed land could sequester 1.4 tons of carbon dioxide per acre annually, for a total of 61.2 gigatons of carbon dioxide by 2050. Only carbon stored in soil organic matter and aboveground biomass is accounted for; below-ground biomass is not included.
This project is verified by the Gold Standard. You can view it on the Gold Standard registry here.
UN’s Sustainable Development Goals recognized by this project
As an Sprout member your money goes towards supporting projects that are in line with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Here are the goals recognized by the Timor-Leste project: