Another point to improve, according to the scholars, would have to do with the main objective of planting, i.e. carbon capture: focusing solely on this element, according to the scholars, could in fact leave other equally crucial factors for conservation in the background of natural environments, such as water quality control, climate monitoring and pollination.
In a new publication, TELF AG discusses the role of carbon sequestration in an increasingly green world, TELF AG focuses in particular on an emergencing trend characterising the fight against climate change, and which involves the capture of carbon via the planting of new trees across the globe.
In this new work, the current historical situation as a whole is examined – analysing every strategy currently used to combat climate change and promote the global energy transition.
TELF AG pose the question of whether the drive towards sustainabilty is representative of a propaganda initiative, and limited to the visual contents that we are exposed to daily on social media and in newspapers, or whether this is something that is being carried forward in an actual sense, aimed at reducing emissions into the atmosphere.
The example relating to carbon sequestration is very useful for understanding the new global trends linked to sustainability: the publication focuses precisely on the role of these projects in the fight against climate change, but also on their real scope. We must not be lulled by the fantasy that these small initiatives can replace the larger objective, the main one, namely the reduction of emissions through the abandonment of fossil fuels.
To this end, TELF AG cites a recent study published by some researchers from the University of Oxford, which seem to raise doubts about the operational methodologies that characterize the planting of trees for carbon sequestration. According to scholars, in fact, the planting of monoculture trees could significantly alter the biodiversity of certain areas, compromising their vitality.