If justified compensation is to be sold to businesses, carbon sinks must be additional. This means that the planted forests could not have come to existence naturally without the compensation payment. Without additionality, the projects impact on climate change would be questionable. Our forestation projects are situated on land that doesn’t allow natural forest growth without our help. In addition, Puuni only plants the amount of trees that are compensated. This strengthens our additionality as no trees are planted without compensation.
Our carbon sinks consist of the growth of biomass and the carbon that is contained in the soil. These calculations are done by natural resource agencies and because of this, our projects are highly authentic and transparent.
Puuni doesn’t create forests to work solely as carbon sinks. We want to establish habitats for abundant biodiversity, which is why we always plant a diversified selection of trees. This makes our forests resilient against diseases and pests, as well as durable in changing climates.
Our contracts have the duration of 100 years and we aim to have our forests protected by the land owners after the contract expires. To prevent double accounting, the forest carbon sink capacity is owned solely by Puuni. All of our carbon sinks will have a project description that abides with the standards of LULUCF (Land Use, Land-Use Change and Forestry) Guidance for GHG Project Accounting.