Forest manager

Financing contributions for forest climate performance projects through carbon removal credits

Stages of wood manufacture

Project description

Sustainable forest management is cost-intensive, especially in difficult locations. However, it is necessary in order to sustainably ensure the climate performance of our forests and to secure the renewable raw material timber in the long term for structural use in accordance with the 3S approach (sequestration in the forest, substitution of concrete and steel and storage in timber construction). In the pilot project “CO2 storage certificates for timber structures”, forest services that contribute to increasing the forest’s climate potential, carbon capture capacity and ecosystem services are to be compensated. The solid cubic meter of sawable log wood (category A to C) on the pile serves as the measurement and remuneration parameter. The manager’s forest services are defined locally as required and the interfaces with existing carbon or climate projects are clarified.

The financing contributions from the carbon removal credits support the following objectives:

  • Increasing carbon capture capacity and reducing the risk of carbon release
  • Sustainably securing and increasing the stem timber harvest for material use
  • Ensuring forest climate resilience 
  • Development and compensation of the forest ecosystem service
  • Prioritized material use of wood logs

Procedure

Project input:

Once the project has started, Timber Finance formulates a potential forest climate project with the project partner.

Project development:

Once definitively approved, the project will be developed together with the project partner for the specific district and forestry requirements. Existing third-party forest projects are also examined to see whether they can be integrated into the Timber Finance concept.

Project implementation and monitoring:

The agreed management measures are implemented continuously over the defined project period and reported on annually. According to the agreed measuring point (usually sawable logs), an annual performance payment* is made.

*The issuance and sale of carbon removal credits depends on the international recognition of the methodology expected in fall 2024 and cannot be guaranteed until then.

Documents

If you would like to participate in the carbon removal credits with your forest, please contact us:

You can download the project description here:

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