Carbon sequestration is the ability of marine and terrestrial trees and plants to absorb carbon gas (CO2) from the atmosphere and turn it into oxygen. This action is very important for the fight against the greenhouse effect, caused by the excess of carbon dioxide in the environment, from the burning of fossil fuels and deforestation, among other harmful human activities.
Planted Forests plays an important role in carbon sequestration and therefore in combating global warming as they are sown to reforest deforested areas, rebalancing the ecosystem.
In addition to enabling carbon sequestration, in order to combat the greenhouse effect, CO2 emissions must be reduced. One way to do this is to use renewable energy sources, such as solar, wind and biomass (marketed by TRC), which have a more appropriate carbon balance.
According to IBGE data, from 2004 to 2014, the emission of carbon dioxide for energy production in Brazil increased by 57%, while industrial emissions increased by 26%. On the other hand, the accumulation of gas caused by the misuse of land fell from 2,489,750 gigagrams to 182,500 gigagrams thanks to actions to combat deforestation and reforestation.
There is still a long way to go so that the levels of CO2 in the environment will no longer be a risk to our survival on Earth. However, with conscious choices about the consumption of ecofriendly materials and the way we produce our goods, we will gradually reverse this situation.