Operation CO2

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The “Operation CO2” project is part of the European Union’s LIFE+ program. Its main objective is to demonstrate the viability of forestry and agroforestry projects on carbon sequestration in Europe. Although not yet developed in Europe, these projects could contribute significantly to the fight against climate change. During the project we will aim at:

  1. The conservation and management of forests and carbon
  2. Integrated agroforestry practices

The first pillar of this project will promote conservation through active forest management and carbon sequestration in natural forests, thus obtaining the certification of carbon credits and which will consequently lead to the release to the voluntary market of carbon offsets.

The second pillar involves the transformation of degraded natural areas in integrated agroforestry ecosystems. In this project two partners will develop the methodology in approximately 25 ha., from which some ha. consist of degraded lands, in principle non-irrigated cropland agroforestry development.

This project will demonstrate the economic viability through the conservation and management of forest and agroforestry systems in Europe, understanding and the green economy as an alternative for future development.

Life+-Operación-CO2

Duration: 01-10-2012 until 30-08-2017.

Total Budget: 3.515.406€

EU grant amount: 1.752.950€

More information: http://operationco2.com/

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