Projects

 

Geospatial Assessment of Carbon Sequestration Potential in West African Degraded Lands - (Upcoming, Yet to be funded) 

The increasing interest of the contribution of terrestrial ecosystems to mitigate climate change has given rise to the possibility of emission credits for soil organic carbon (SOC) sequestration. Carbon sequestration in terrestrial ecosystems is being considered as a way to mitigate the greenhouse effect and, simultaneously, combat land degradation (Lal, 2004; Henry et al., 2009). This project initiative, which is under development, will be conducted through multi-level and multi-criteria geospatial suitability analysis to identify degraded lands across West-Africa that have high potential for carbon sequestration. This will provide an objective and criteria-based platform that will inform Carbonsink’s (and our partners') investment decision in reforestation/afforestation projects within the region. We are currently exploring funding options for this important project and we anticipate that it will aid in cost-effective and high-impact grassroots-focused climate adaptation and mitigation.


Forest Carbon Sequestration Project January - June 2013

With the financial support of the International Tropical Timber Organisation (ITTO), and in collaboration with Prof. Rob Harrison laboratory at the School of Environmental and Forest Sciences of the University of Washington, Seattle WA. CarbonSink is currently carrying out a research on changes in carbon sequestration in the Pacific Northwest. The study focus on assessing the "Impacts of Nitrogen Fertilization on Carbon Storage in Above-Ground Biomass of a Managed Douglas-fir Forest Stand in the Pacific Northwest and the application in the sub-Saharan Africa".


Young Foresters and Environmental Professionals Workshop 29 - 30 May 2013

To maximize the contribution of forests in the green economy revolution. CarbonSink in collaboration with the International Forestry Students Association organized a two-day conference in Germany. the conference was held from the 29th to 30th May 2012 at Eberswalde University for Sustainable Development, Germany. It enlisted participation of young environmental professionals and forestry students across Europe and Africa, to deliberate on a theme – “Contribution of forests in a green economy and the youths position” and come out with a concrete resolution that will set a pace for youths involvement in global forestry issues in a more practical way.


 

West Africa Forestry Organisations Workshop 6 - 8 September 2011

CarbonSink organised and coordinated the first Commonwealth Forestry Association (CFA) workshop in Nigeria. The workshop was held at the Federal University of Technology Akure Nigeria from the 6th to 8th September, 2011 with the theme: Hands across the Forests: Strengthening the Contribution of Stakeholders to Forestry Development across West Africa.

 

 


Restoration of Degraded Land project project 2010 - 2011

As part of the efforts to restore degraded lands. In 2010 CarbonSink team engaged high school students in Nasarrawa state of Nigeria to restore about 400ha of degraded areas in there communities. The project was supported by the community chiefs and donation from community members.

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First CFA workshop in Nigeria
In West Africa, land areas acquired by Government for forest conservation are designated as forest reserves. They are managed by appropriate Government agencies (usually the Forestry Department) on behalf of the public. In most cases, Government r...
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Research on Carbon Dynamics
With the financial support of the International Tropical Timber Organisation (ITTO), and in collaboration with Prof. Rob Harrison laboratory at the School of Environmental and Forest Sciences of the University of Washington, Seattle WA. CarbonSink...
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