Trees: The Potential of Planted Forests

“Everyone who talks about carbon sequestration and fixation talks about forest, because the trees are the beings that carrie out photosynthesis, which captures carbon in the atmosphere and fixes it in the cell. Half of the mass of a tree is carbon. The more trees we have planted, the more important it will be for the sequestration of CO2 from the atmosphere. All the processes of the trees are very important for us to have a carbon balance. I prefer to have an action plan that leads to vegetation areas that can fix and maintain carbon. Even when we use the wood, the carbon gets trapped in it.”

That was the answer that forestry engineer Joésio Siqueira from STCP in Curitiba, Brazil gave about the contribution of planted forests to decarbonization, in an interview given to the FIRJAN’s “Carta da Indústria”.

Joésio explores forestry activities in some Brazilian states outside the Amazon region, such as São Paulo, Espírito Santo and Minas Gerais. For Rio de Janeiro, it makes a parallel with Mato Grosso do Sul to show the great potential. Especially after the new state law 9,972 passed at the beginning of the year. “Today, the law contemplates attracting investment to the forestry sector and facilitates the construction of an adequate environment to protect Rio de Janeiro’s natural resources. It contemplates the protection of water, soil and society, in addition to the generation of goods and benefits” comments Joésio. An advanced law in relation to that of other States. Law 9,972 “aims at sustainable development, the incorporation of altered and/or degraded areas into the productive system, the expansion and consolidation of areas with productive forests and the environmental adequacy of rural properties, which can be carried out through partnerships and decentralized management “

Click on the image below to read the full interview.

It is also worth highlighting that yesterday, at FEBRABAN TECH 2023, when dealing with carbon credits, Minister Marina Silva commented on the potential of forest concessions in degraded public areas: recovery, sustainable management (30-40 years) and #carboncredits. Incidentally, she also indicated the need for “loggers 2.0” capable of giving vent to this “new wave” of forest management approaching. Full post here on LinkedIn.

Finally, a recent quote from our reader Flávio Ojidos: “A very old technology called #tree” (translated from the original in Portuguese, LinkedIn)




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