The burning matter to keep global temperature rise to less than 1.5 degrees C to prevent the worst impacts of climate change is pressuring, or at least should if yet hasn’t, every one of us. There are several options that each of us can do to combat climate change.
In addition to reducing emissions, scientists emphasise that to help mitigate climate change, removing carbon already in the atmosphere is essential.
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) shared our vision that time to act is now: "The next decade is crucial for novel Carbon Dioxide Removal."
So what does carbon removal, or to be precise, Carbon Dioxide Removal (CDR), mean?
Carbon Removal is removing Carbon Dioxide pollution directly from the atmosphere. There are several strategies and methods for carbon removal: reforestation and afforestation, direct air capture, soils and oceans and several more.
“Plants remove Carbon Dioxide from the air naturally, and trees are especially good at storing CO2 removed from the atmosphere by photosynthesis. Expanding, restoring and managing tree cover to encourage more carbon uptake can leverage the power of photosynthesis, converting carbon dioxide in the air into carbon stored in wood and soils,” The World Resources Institute describes.
We have taken the step even further and are developing high-quality and nature-based carbon removal projects by planting native bamboo on idle or degraded lands in East Africa.
Bamboo is one of the most amazing plants on earth, leading the position of the fastest-growing plant, with some species growing about a meter a day. Bamboo is an incredibly efficient carbon sequester: with 35% more oxygen production and absorbs 40% more carbon dioxide than an average tree, capturing and storing large amounts of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, making it an effective tool in the fight against climate change.
Our carbon removal projects are not only designed to remove CO2 from atmosphere but also to help local communities to improve livelihoods, create thousands of jobs and contribute to SDGs.
Act now to: combat climate change, offset carbon emissions, support sustainable development in Africa and purchase high-quality nature-based carbon credits.
Sources: The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), United Nations of Climate Change,
World Resources Institute, 1MT Nation.