Carbon forestry is a significant – and growing – market. Nonetheless, non-native, single-species plantations help to reduce atmospheric emissions but they have minimal broader environmental benefits.
While figures are hard to come by, we estimate that less than 6% of certified forests are biodiverse.
Biodiverse native forests on the other hand are a win for both the atmosphere and the environment. They outperform single-species forests in long-term carbon storage. They also are also crucial for biodiversity, sheltering and producing the fruits, flowers, seeds and nuts to sustain native species.