Climate Forestry focuses on four sub-sectors of the forestry industry
Forest Management Strategy & Optimization
Climate Forestry specialises in the development of strategic forest management plans to assure long-term responsible forest stewardship. To do so requires a deep understanding of spatial and temporal forest dynamic of the forest, including the historical and current influences and pressures, to define operational constraints and, most importantly, the opportunities for improved forest management.
Forest Certification & Timber Legality Assurance
Since its introduction in the early 1990s, the number of certified forest operations has steadily increased. Certification requires operational commitment to ensure the economic, environmental, and social components are in-line with global and local certification principles and criteria. This requires organisations to incorporate basic timber legality frameworks, and incrementally, introduce activities to meet certification principles and criteria. Climate Forestry supports local and international organisations meet the requirements of domestic and international forest and legality certification standards.
Financial Strategy & Capital Raising
Predictable, reliable and sustainable finance is required for long-term responsible forest stewardship. Combined with improved forest management and forest certification programmes, Climate Forestry supports the development of innovative financial strategies, restructuring and capital raising to support organisations maintain their operations over long-term operational cycles. Climate Forestry can also align the objectives of our clients to key companies in our network of professional organisations to create unparalleled financial support activities and programmes of work.
International Conventions & Environmental Agreements
Climate Forestry supports policies and project-based activities to assure compliance to International Conventions and Environmental Agreements. Climate Forestry supports the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) whereby ‘improve forest management’ is an effective and cost-efficient activity to mitigate anthropogenic climate change. Climate Forestry also supports the Convention on Biological Diversity (UNCBD) to conserve biodiversity, the United Nations Forum on Forests (UNFF), to promote responsible management, conservation and sustainable development, and the New York Declaration on Forests (NYDF) to halve deforestation by 2020, and to end it by 2030.