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How do reforestation projects contribute to carbon compensation?

Reforestation projects contribute significantly to carbon compensation by planting trees in deforested or degraded areas. Trees absorb large amounts of carbon dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere through photosynthesis and store it in their biomass. As trees grow, they continue to sequester carbon, effectively removing CO2 from the air. The trees act as carbon sinks, helping to compensate for emissions from various sources whilst helping to restore nature. The carbon sequestration achieved through reforestation contributes to a net reduction in carbon emission concentrations in the atmosphere, playing a crucial role in global efforts to address environmental impacts and achieve net zero.

Reforestation projects, like those of DGB Group, often do more than just sequester carbon. They restore ecosystems, enhance biodiversity, and create vital habitats for wildlife while offering many community benefits such as training and education, job opportunities, and economic opportunities through the provision of fruit-yielding trees. This makes DGB’s reforestation projects more impactful than projects solely focused on carbon sequestration. 

When organisations invest in DGB’s reforestation projects, they support the restoration of nature while mitigating the impacts of carbon emissions.