Reforestation and Natural Reforestation in North-Gondar / Ethiopia (CONCLUDED)

BOKU Climate Mitigation Projects

Sustainable management of pastures and forests

In order to address the problems of deforestation in Ethiopia, a participatory process with local stakeholders was launched in the framework of the BOKU climate protection project in North-Gondar.So-called "fenced areas" were identified by local communities to be protected from grazing by fencing, enabling controlled reforestation and natural regeneration of the areas. As a result CO is sunk in the form of biomass and in the soil.  The areas are jointly managed by the local population and the goal is to create a 30-hectare forest over a period of 30 years, which will sink and store at least 5,300 tonnes of CO2.

Reforestation and Natural Reforestation in North-Gondar / Ethiopia (CONCLUDED)

Emissions Reduction5.300 t CO2 in 30 years

Project DurationStart 2012, monitoring for 30 years.

Project Costs131.600 €

Costs per Tonne of CO2225,0 €

Situation without the ProjectDeforested region and overgrazing

GoalTransformation of 30 ha of fallow land to an unevenly-aged stable coppice forest

Afforestation and Agroforestry in San Miguel / Costa Rica (fully financed)

BOKU Climate Mitigation Projects

Local commitment with global impact

Tropical rainforests are the most species-rich ecosystems on earth and at the same time indispensable for stabilizing the global climate. In January 2016, an area of 14.6 hectares was reforested and converted into a secondary rainforest. This will sequestrate approx. 4,400 tonnes of CO2 from the atmosphere through above-ground and underground CO2-storage and the trained local employees will ensure that the project is locally anchored. The reforestation will be organized and coordinated by the Institute of Botany at the University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences in coordination with the Austrian Rainforest Association and the Tropical Station La Gamba.

Afforestation and Agroforestry in San Miguel / Costa Rica (fully financed)

Emissions Reduction4.400 t CO2 in 30 years

Project DurationStart 2016, monitoring for 30 years.

Project Costs136.000 €

Costs per Tonne of CO2231,0 €

Situation without the ProjectIncreased deforestation in the region and lack of resources for afforestation

GoalTransfer of approx. 15 ha fallow land into a secondary rainforest