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.