International Tree Foundation UK Projects

Context

The Uigshader Living Forest Project, Isle of Skye

Photos from Uigshader

Blickling Estate, Norfolk

Climate Solution

Temperate Forest Restoration

The world’s 1.9 billion acres of temperate forests are a net-carbon sink. According to the World Resources Institute, more than 1.4 billion additional acres are candidates for restoration—either large-scale, closed forest or mixed mosaics of forests, more sparsely growing trees, and land uses such as agriculture. With restoration comes additional carbon sequestration.

While temperate forests are not threatened by the same large-scale deforestation that afflicts the tropics, they continue to be fragmented by development. They also are experiencing hotter and more frequent droughts, longer heat waves, and more severe wildfires, as well as worsening insect and pathogen outbreaks. These disturbances can push temperate forests beyond their capacity for resilience.

From drawdown.org

UN Sustainable Development Goals

The 'ITF UK projects' project aligns with the following UN Sustainable Development Goals:

  • Sustainable Development Goal #4

    Ensure that all girls and boys complete free, equitable and quality education.

  • Sustainable Development Goal #12

    Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns.

  • Sustainable Development Goal #13

    Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts.

  • Sustainable Development Goal #15

    Sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, halt and reverse land degradation, halt biodiversity loss.

  • Sustainable Development Goal #17

    Revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development.

Read more about the Sustainable Development Goals

Project location: Isle of Skye, Scotland

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