Carbon removal through afforestation in São Paulo, Brazil




Climate solution

Tree plantations on degraded land

As of 2018, 294.1 million hectares of land were used for tree plantations on degraded land. Establishing tree plantations on an additional 112–174 million hectares of marginal lands can sequester 22.04–35.09 gigatons of carbon dioxide by 2050. The use of marginal lands for afforestation also indirectly avoids deforestation that otherwise would be done in the conventional system. At an initial cost of US$91.89–141.68 billion and lifetime operational cost of US$157.74-–243.37 billion to implement, this additional area of timber plantations could produce a lifetime net profit of US$2.05–3.17 trillion.


UN Sustainable Development Goals

The 'Fazenda Sao Paulo Afforestation, Brazil' project aligns with the following UN Sustainable Development Goals:

  • Sustainable Development Goal #3

    Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages.

  • Sustainable Development Goal #4

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

  • Sustainable Development Goal #8

    Promote inclusive and sustainable economic growth, employment and decent work for all.

  • 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: Sao Paulo, Brazil

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