Carbon Offset

Reforestation and Carbon Offset are increasingly important subjects related to Climate Change. Each year, deforestation causes the loss of 13 million Hectares of forests or 25 Hectares each minute, both by excessive logging concessions and by illegal logging activities. The effects accelerate climate change in a dramatic manner. Humans worldwide are estimated to emit about 32 billion tons of carbon dioxide each year, but just less than half of this remains in the atmosphere. The rest is absorbed by natural carbon sinks in the ocean and on land. The worldʼs tropical forests collectively absorb about 4.8 billion tons of carbon dioxide each year, with the Amazon being the single biggest rainforest sink. Amazonia alone is estimated to store about 100 billion tons of carbon locked up in its trees and each year the Amazon absorbs about 2 billion tons of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.