The importance of forest conservation
At present, we are constantly surrounded by news that tells us about global warming, since we have to experience extreme weather phenomena. In addition, governments are developing environmental policies to try to curb the impact of human activity on global warming. The dimension of that impact is reflected in the latest IPCC report.
Many environmental agendas include fighting biodiversity loss and reversing land degradation as measures to curb climate change. These objectives can be achieved with policies that have as a priority the conservation of forests, especially the most virgin forest areas, as well as the restoration of forests worldwide.
The increase in CO2 can be a record
Problems caused by human activity such as logging on an industrial scale, poor urban planning, poor hydrological management and intentional fires degrade forests intensely, which accelerates climate change.
Young trees absorb an average of 6 kg of CO2 per tree each year. Trees reach their stage of greatest carbon storage at approximately 10 years, at which time it is estimated that they absorb 22 kg of CO2 per year. Due to the current high price of wood, the felling of mature tree forests is accelerating, which will cause, even if there is replanting, its carbon capture will decrease in the coming years. This, together with the recovery of industrial and mobility activity, the increase in CO2 in 2021 may be a record.
The scientific community has made a lot of progress in recent years to measure deforestation worldwide, so this essential information is allowing the formulation of conservation policies and planning of reforestation actions that help achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.
More sustainable construction helps the conservation of our forests
Sunthalpy solar houses are based on minimizing the use of wood in building construction and ruling out the use of biomass to generate energy. Our solutions allow you to take advantage of solar energy and natural thermal energy more efficiently, which opens the door to energy-positive buildings in which to lead a decarbonized life.
A 100 m2 home with Sunthalpy technology saves 10 tons of CO2 emissions per year compared to a passive house, the standard of energy efficiency in construction; and this is equivalent to the CO2 absorbed by a forest the size of half a soccer field.
Sunthalpy develops sustainable homes with zero CO2 emissions, less pollution, better comfort with an affordable cost and a fast return on investment without plundering our trees or reducing the area for natural forests.