On Forest Protection Day, a date created to call attention and to reinforce the importance of measures that help stop our forests from being deforested, we launched a series of two publications that tell more about the partnership between Norsul and Biofílica and how the initiative of these two companies impact the conservation of the Amazon.
Norsul, aware of the importance of being a driver of change, started in 2020 its plan to be the first carbon neutral company in the industrial cabotage segment in the world, starting to neutralize all CO2 emissions of its merchant fleet.
This practice was made possible through an unprecedented solution designed with Biofílica, where carbon credits from its REDD+1 projects are used to offset emissions from the company’s entire operations and the cabotage carbon footprint of all customers of NORSUL, who receive personalized certificates of the carbon neutralization solution.
The importance of protecting forests is linked to several factors: combating climate change, conserving biodiversity, protecting the water cycle and rainfall in the region, and enabling soil formation, among others.
However, keeping forests standing involves issues beyond environmental ones: social and economic contexts are directly related to the main causes of deforestation.
Essentially, REDD+1 projects aim to combat deforestation. In order to ensure the effectiveness of the process, strategies based on financial incentives and the promotion of sustainable development are clearly outlined in order to make forests economically more attractive than other forms of land use and change.
This methodology has proven to be highly efficient, but in order to be able to apply it, it is necessary to involve conscious and engaged companies in this cause. Companies like Norsul, which when buying carbon credits finances the conservation activities of REDD+ projects that Biofílica manages.
For 2020, the Jari Valley REDD+ Project provided the credits for neutralizing Norsul’s fleet. In a region constantly threatened by human activity, the project promotes the training of sustainable management techniques and agro-extractive production, as well as promoting the well-being of communities by enabling them to become maintainers of forest resources.
The benefits of this partnership do not stop here! In the next post we will talk about the impact of these actions in practice for the Amazon, the largest and one of the most threatened forests in the world.
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Biofílica Environmental Investments
1REDD+: Reduction of Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation, including (+) the conservation of forest carbon stocks, the sustainable management of forests and the increase in forest carbon stocks.