Agriculture, Fishing and forestry 2005

Carbon Credits from the woods

Overtornea, Sweden

Stakeholders

Overtorneaa Municipality, Sveaskog, Svemin

Technology

Carbon capture technology, Management systems

Swedish woods can play an important role in counteracting the release of greenhouse gases. This is a testbed for a market system making it profitable to carry out growth-enhancing management measures, to increase carbon capture. Companies can invest in tree-growing to compensate for their own carbon footprints.

What was tested

Carbon capture market using Swedish woods

Testbed purpose

The aim is to increase the capacity of Swedish woods carbon capture through creating economic incentives for growing trees.

Context

Forest

Use cases

  • Testing innovation for verification and proof-of-concept
  • Address market failures or grand challenges

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