According to the Thünen Institute, the German forest faces a daunting future due to climate change. By 2050, approximately one-third, nearly 3 million hectares, will require adaptive forest climate management and conservation strategies.
Fortunately, the reforestation and preservation of German forests is currently underway. Environmental company, DEUTIM, has established numerous forestation projects in regional forests across Germany and because trees absorb carbon dioxide during photosynthesis, these projects are effective mechanisms for removing CO2 from the atmosphere.
Through this first project with Senken, businesses can easily support the reforestation and protection of the forest in Rodenbach, on the edge of the Rhein-Westerwald Nature Park.
The first noticeable damage to Rodenbach's forest occurred after cyclones Burglind and Friederike in January 2018. Since 2022, DEUTIM has planted a variety of trees in addition to restoring natural species to build a mixed, more resilient forest.
The project has been appraised and certified by TÜV Nord. Furthermore, the Senken platform adds an additional layer of transparency and trust. By leveraging the blockchain's transparent and tamper-proof nature, it enables secure and immutable recording of carbon transactions, providing price visibility and reducing the risk of double-counting of these climate assets.