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Vores beregnere:

It's not enough to plant trees to do away with our responsabilities as polluters.

For several years, carbon offsetting has sold the idea that our bad actions (emissions) can be redeemed by purchasing good actions (cheap carbon credits). But nothing will ever replace the indispensable reduction in our greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, that each of us needs to take the measure of.

Moreover, there is nothing more obscure than a carbon credit from a forestry project. CO2 sequestering takes place over several decades, as long as the tree grows, and not when the carbon credit is purchased. What’s more, there is no absolute guarantee that the carbon (in the tree) will stay stored, given that forests are liable to climatic hazards (storms, global warming…), fires, illnesses or deforestation due to human activity.

Udregn og bidrag

These calculators have been created to try and raise awareness of the carbon impact of our different activities, and should be used to help reduce your carbon emissions.

Once you have calculated your foodprint, we would invite you to support the forest and its fundamental role in carbon sequestration. However we would like to point out that nature is more complicated than a simple equation, and the first step should always be to reduce emissions.

Hvorfor bidrage til bevarelsen af skove?

Fotosyntese

Forest ecosystems recycle carbon, and due to this play a major ecological role in the planet’s climate balance. For their whole lives, thanks to the biological phenomenon of photosynthesis, trees absorb carbon from the CO2 in the atmosphere. They stock it in their trunk, branches, roots and leaves, and expel oxygen into the air. This allows us to breathe and reduces the concentration of CO2 in the atmosphere.

Absorberingskapacitet

The annual carbon absorption capacity of french forests is estimated at 70 million tons of CO2 equivalent, i.e. 15% of French green-house gas emissions. For example, a 5 cubic meter tree can absorb the equivalent of 4 flights to and from Paris and New York (for one of the passengers).

An impressive carbon sink

The forest’s carbon is found not only in the living biomass (plants, leaves, trunk, roots) but also in the dead biomass on the ground. The carbon stored by the forest’s living matter is estimated to be 8 billion tons of CO2 equivalent, which makes forest the 2nd largest carbon sink of the planet, after the oceans.

Langsigtet Co2-absorbering

It’s little known that wood, once it is cut, continues to hold carbon captive. The CO2 that was captured during the tree’s growth continues to be stocked during the lifetime of the products made from the wood. And this lifetime can span several hundreds of years.

Ingen "ret til at forurene"

This is why we suggest you contribute to CO2 sequestration, rather than using carbon offsetting as a kind of "right to pollute".

En gestus med omtanke for miljøet

  • Træer hjælper biodiversiteten ved at tilbyde ly, mad og beskyttelse til utallige fuglearter, insekter, små pattedyr, svampe etc.
  • De fungerer som tilholdsteder for nyttedyr, svampe, bakterier osv.
  • Udryddelsen af en enkelt planteart kan føre til udryddelsen af op til 30 dyrearter. Biodiversiteten i skoven er kilden til liv og biologisk mangfoldighed
  • Træer er med til strukturere landskaber og forhindre jorderosion. De stabiliserer og regulerer jordhydrologien samt grundvandsniveauet
  • De bidrager til at forbedre landbrugsproduktionen og gør det muligt for landmændene at lave økonomisk diversificering. Deres økonomiske og sociale funktioner har vist sig at forbedre trivslen for tilstødende befolkninger
  • Træer producerer ilten, der gør vi kan leve, og forbedrer luftkvaliteten ved at filtrere luften
  • De absorberer CO2, hvilket gør dem til væsentlige elementer i kampen mod global opvarmning
  • De bekæmper klimaudsving gennem processen, evapotranspiration, og bidrager dermed også til begrænsningen af ekstreme vejrfænomener som tørke og oversvømmelser