Submitted by ACRE Investment Management
GreenTrees, the global leader in reforestation, has just completed its largest verification, capturing over 1.6 million metric tons of carbon credits from aggregated lands. This latest issuance makes GreenTrees the 11th largest forestry project globally and the world’s largest reforestation project regardless of compliance or voluntary markets among the leading registries. To date, GreenTrees has been issued over 5 million metric tons of carbon credits.
“When you look at the world’s largest carbon projects, GreenTrees is the only one that is reforestation and the only one that is aggregating small and medium landowners,” says Chandler Van Voorhis, Manager, and Co-Founder of GreenTrees, LLC.
“With land from over 550 owners, the project demonstrates how carbon markets can work for the average landowner,” says Van Voorhis. “The market hasn't always been fair to landowners with small to medium-sized lands, but our program has landowners with as low as 7 acres and up to 1,700 acres, all of them seeing the value on their property go up and collecting revenue."
Of the 1.6 million metric tons, a portion of the credits is CORSIA eligible, making it the first known CORSIA eligible reforestation carbon credits.
GreenTrees, wholly owned by ACRE Investment Management, LLC (AIM), partners with landowners, corporate buyers, and industry professionals to reap the financial and ecological rewards from growing world-class forests on marginal farmland bordering the North American river systems. As a global reforestation leader, GreenTrees mission is to bring scale to conservation by putting a price and value on natural capital and by linking the biological world to the transactional marketplace. For more information, visit www.Green-Trees.com.
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Chandler Van Voorhis Manager and Co-Founder
ACRE Investment Management, LLC (AIM) is a wholly owned investment platform created by C2I, LLC. The AIM platform is designed to both deploy the ACRE mechanism across a portfolio of companies while driving scaled impact into the restoration economy.
The ACRE (Advanced Carbon Restored Ecosystem) represents all the environmental and conservation attributes associated with the restoration and/or conservation of one physical acre of property. We recognize that there is a genius to nature. Ultimately, ACRE is about putting a price and value on its servicesâ€”water, wildlife, carbon and so much more.
A recent study commissioned by C2I, the parent company of AIM, states that reforestation brought to scale around the world can sequester as much as 15% of the world’s current emission output. This scale will lead to a ten-percent reduction of of Global Mean Temperature (GMT) in absolute terms.
As the world races to prevent a 2 degree C rise of GMT, reforestation is the only immediately scalable solution. Given 1/3 of all the emissions has come from deforestation, it only makes sense that we embrace the power of nature and restore ecosystems around the world and do it on scale.
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