Local development model that addresses, in a new alliance between woods and villages, the complex problems of the inland areas of Calabria and the entire country.
Green Home supports, in particular, the development of forestry projects, on public and private properties and in partnership with various institutional stakeholders, to develop CO2 emission reduction strategies consistent with national guidelines, generate Carbon credits to be placed on the market, enhance the wood resource and the revitalization of the Calabrian villages, cultural heritage, history and tradition.
SUSTAINABLE FOREST MANAGEMENT PLANS
Trees, woods, forests and agricultural land, through the increase of carbon fixation linked to their active management, they can play an important role in mitigating climate change.
Through the forest management plan it is possible to enhance the goods and services of the forest according to the needs of the territory and of the owners, as well as in compliance with current legislation, maintaining the resource and its potential for future generations.
Green Home supports the development of plans and protocols according to international forest certification protocols (FSC and / or PEFC certification), for a “management and use of forests and forest land in the forms and at a rate of use that allow to maintain their biodiversity, productivity, capacity for renewal, vitality and potential to fulfill, now and in the future, relevant ecological functions, economic and social at the local level, national and global, without causing damage to other ecosystems ".
- Increase the absorption of CO2 and contribute to adaptation to the impacts of climate change
- To promote the active management of the territory through a sustainable use of national forests, to contribute to the reduction of erosion and desertification, to the conservation and improvement of the soil, regulating water regimes and promoting the improvement of natural resources and the rural landscape
- Spread innovative agriculture
- Reconnect woods and villages in a new alliance
- Cultivate and use wood in an integrated model of development of circular local economies to be applied in the redevelopment processes of the agricultural landscape and villages
- Give the habitable and sustainable villages in terms of construction, environmental and energy
- formation skills in local communities and migrants to be employed in the sectors of innovative agriculture and green building
- Create work and support the quality of life
Methods and tools
The partnership proposes in collaboration with with NTT Data, a redevelopment model of the ancient village based on the circular relationship between production, transformation and use of local wood.
The relationship between the forest and the small town, between sustainable agriculture and the local community, they are the context of experimentation and application of cutting-edge monitoring techniques, development, production, quality, check, safety and evaluation.
Thought on a regional scale, the project will have the Municipality of Castrolibero as its first field of experimentation (CS) and the Camigliati School of Higher Education as a location for the school and laboratories.
The Camigliati Higher Education School, situated a 30 Km from Cosenza, in Camigliatello Silano, it is structured as a single large campus housed in high-quality historic buildings, bound woods and a large museum. Classrooms equipped for teaching, for conferences and screenings, spaces for hospitality and experimentation, they are the ideal place for teachers and students to live together.
The presence in the partnership of the Sila National Park, of UNCEM, of ANCI, of the Napoli Novantanove Foundation, The most beautiful villages in Italy, Federlegno, is aimed at integrating the promotion and enhancement of the different identity frameworks into the development process identified.
Promoting partner of the initiative
CARBON CREDITS GENERATED BY FOREST AND AGRICULTURAL PROJECTS
Carbon credits, that is the tons of CO2 equivalent stored in the vegetal biomass or in the soil from management activities, afforestation or reforestation are used in accounting for the international commitments signed by the Italian government under the Kyoto Protocol to offset the emissions generated by the various production sectors. In turn they can also be quantified and marketed in a local voluntary market by the supplier (management owner) which generates credit to a purchasing beneficiary who can offset their emissions or their residual carbon footprint after carrying out a reduction project.
The goal is to stimulate a circular economy, in accordance with the Green Deal, facilitating private and public investment in sustainable forest and agricultural land management, in the creation of new forests and in the improvement of green systems in agricultural and urban environments in Italy. (source: www.crea.gov.it)
Carbon credits in the forestry sector can be accrued and resold on the national market through the implementation of strategic projects based on the following steps:
- implementation of a sustainable forest management plan according to international certification standards;
- carbon footprint calculation;
- implementation of measures to avoid greenhouse gas emissions and reduction of potential residual emissions;
- offsetting of residual emissions, as the final moment of a commitment to protect climate stability.
With this in mind, Green Home offers support to institutions, companies and forest owners for:
- the creation of partnerships and collaboration networks with national / international stakeholders;
- drafting of sustainable forest management plans;
- implementation of forest certification paths for a sustainable use and management of the forest resource;
- calculation of the Carbon Footprint of product and / or organization according to ISO 14067 e ISO14064.