Microsoft Expands CO2 Removal Efforts With New Reforestation Deal In Brazil

Microsoft Expands CO2 Removal Efforts With New Reforestation Deal In Brazil - Carbon Herald
Eucalyptus trees in Lençóis Paulista, São Paulo – Brazil. Photo by Pedro Henrique Santos on Unsplash

Microsoft has recently signed a contract with re.green, a reforestation company based in Brazil. The agreement involves a 15-year commitment to purchasing carbon removal credits from the Brazilian startup.

The recent deal marks Microsoft’s second investment in carbon credits from nature-based projects in Brazil within the last half-year.

Reforestation plays a crucial role in sequestering carbon and restoring biodiversity, making it a key strategy in the fight against climate change. By investing in reforestation projects, Microsoft aims to offset its own carbon footprint and contribute to the global effort of removing excess CO2 from the atmosphere.

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The tech giant has partnered with re.green, a newcomer in the field of reforestation established in 2022. Despite being new, re.green has set ambitious goals for overseeing land for reforestation, making them a promising partner for Microsoft in their environmental endeavors.

By collaborating with re.green, Microsoft is able to ensure that their investments in reforestation have a tangible impact on the environment. The board of directors at re.green includes a former head of a central bank, indicating a level of expertise and commitment to the cause. Additionally, the company has garnered financial support from a well-known Brazilian family, further solidifying their position as a reliable partner for Microsoft in their sustainability efforts.

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The main focus of Re.green’s method is to plant indigenous trees in areas of the Amazon and Atlantic rainforests that have been deforested in the past. The vast degraded lands and tropical climate of Brazil make it an ideal place for large reforestation projects.

Re.green’s plan involves cutting down some of the trees after 25 years and then replacing them with forests that will remain permanent.

This approach not only helps remove CO2 from the atmosphere but also contributes to the overall health of the ecosystem.

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