The planting of trees is one of the many ways in which we can compensate for greenhouse-gas emissions. Approximately 17%, equivalent to roughly 6 billion tonnes, of the earth's CO2 emissions come from unsustainable land use, including deforestation. During its lifetime, one medium-sized tree will absorb hundreds of kilograms of CO2. Planting trees is, therefore, an effective way of binding carbon dioxide and improving our climate.
The presence of trees also improves the fertility of soil and the availability of water, enriches plant and animal habitats in the area, and provides new economic opportunities for the people and communities involved. The planting of trees and reduction of deforestation are considered to be the most cost-effective ways of combating the greenhouse effect.
Increasing the amount of forest has a positive effect on our climate, improves both soil-fertility and the water supply, and is also of benefit to the local flora and fauna. It also provides new economic opportunities for the people and the communities involved.
Arvid Nordquist coffee is unique in the Nordic region in that they compensate for their greenhouse-gas emissions to a level of 100%.