Reforestation is the most effective way to combat climate change

… a useful co₂ neutralizer for your print products

It has long been known that trees bind carbon. However, the fact that they have so much potential to absorb two thirds of the climate-damaging CO₂ emissions caused by humans over the last 250 years has not yet been thought of. Researchers have now discovered that there is currently another third of the world’s forest area available – without cities or agricultural land being affected. This is equivalent to an additional 900 million hectares of forest – comparable to an area the size of the USA. According to the study, such an area planted with trees would be able to compensate 205 gigatonnes of carbon, which corresponds to the two-thirds of man-made carbon emissions mentioned above.

The 1.5-degree target is attainable

In concrete terms, forests can be afforested above all in Russia, the USA, Canada or Australia. In particular, formerly intact ecosystems that were destroyed by humans in the past are suitable for this purpose. The 1.5-degree target of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) can be achieved through such afforestation if additional emissions are limited at CO₂, for example in energy production and transport.

Climate neutralizing printed products

These figures show us that we are on the right track with our reforestation project Evers-ReForest together with our customers. Since 2009, we have planted more than 349,000 beech, oak and lime trees to offset emissions that cannot be prevented despite all our efforts in print production. If you imagine that even a single tree can convert an average of 100 kg CO₂ per year, then you can really say that compensation is not that complicated.

Summary

  • A study shows that no other measure is as effective against global warming as planting trees.
  • According to the researchers, the 1.5-degree target of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is still achievable with the help of reforestation.
  • With our reforestation project Evers ReForest we offer you the possibility of carbon neutralizing your printed products.

What sustainability issues are you currently dealing with? Have you ever thought about climate neutralizing your print products? We look forward to talking to you!

Hauke Klinck
+49 4832 608-272
hauke.klinck@eversfrank.com