Industries

Forestry Sector

Forest ecosystems cover approximately 30% of the earth's total land mass and are the largest carbon sinks on the planet. Activities which alter these forests significantly affect the amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere.

The ability of forests to support climate change mitigation has generated considerable interest towards reducing deforestation and increasing the amount of carbon stored in forests. There are two ways to help forests continue offsetting greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions:

  • Planting trees, since trees capture carbon from the atmosphere and store it in their wood.
  • Protecting and managing existing forests, since preserving threatened forests prevents carbon emissions into the atmosphere.
Project Experience

MGM Innova is a global consultant for multinational corporations, international development agencies and governmental and non-governmental organizations.

MGM Innova is one of the most experienced companies in the forestry carbon markets in terms of the number and variety of projects.

MGM Innova develops forestry carbon projects using standards such as the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) within the framework of the Kyoto Protocol, the Climate Action Reserve (CAR), the Chicago Climate Exchange (CCX), the Voluntary Carbon Standard (VCS) and the Climate, Community, Biodiversity Alliance Standard (CCB).

The following are the main types of forestry projects developed by MGM Innova:

  • Afforestation and reforestation projects which increase or restore forest cover.
  • Avoided deforestation projects which reduce the destruction of natural forests.
  • Improved forest management projects which improve forestry management in areas dedicated to the extraction of wood products.
  • Agricultural land management projects: Activities that increase carbon levels and/or decrease emissions from agricultural operations.
  • Long-lived wood product projects, which include storing carbon in structural timber and other solid wood products.

Related Projects

  • Forestry Project
    REDD Forest
    Australia
  • Forestry Project
    Tectona Agroflorestal Ltd.
    Brazil
  • CO2 Offset Project
    ARGOS
    Brazil