Waldaktie Germany

Waldaktie is an education tool for sustainable development to explain the ecosystem services of forests to non-specialists. It can be used by companies to make their products more attractive.

 

Waldaktie

“Forest Shares”: A new payment scheme for climate protection

Author: ANE

 

Biogeographical Region

Central

Ecosystem Services

Timber, non-timber products, carbon

Initial Pioneer Innovations

Payment schemes

Innovation Stage

Consolidating

 

  • What is the innovation about?

    A new payment scheme for climate protection, in which actors (mainly tourists) can compensate their (holiday-) CO2 emissions by paying for (buying) “forest shares”. A “forest stock” describes a certified payment of 10 Euros for the tree maintenance on an area of 5 square meters in a “climate forest”.

    The buyers can also plant the trees by themselves. Services provided through the payments are, besides climate services (voluntary carbon market), also biodiversity and water quality. Furthermore, Waldaktie is an education tool (education for sustainable development) to explain the ecosystem services of forests to non-specialists. It can be used by companies to make their products more attractive.

  • What makes this innovation a good example?

    Climate changing CO2 emissions are generated by economic activities and actors. The Waldaktie-innovation shifts the payment responsibility to such actors who generate the loss through their touristic activities. The tourists are motivated to return in the forthcoming season to see how their climate forest has grown during their absence.

    Companies can use the Waldaktie for their marketing. The payment scheme is furthermore collaboratively initiated by different actors - a group of local stakeholders and the state government.

 

News and Events

Kick-off meeting InnoForESt

27 November 2017 / associative partner

Around 45 experts from the forestry sector representing 17 institutions gathered for the first time in Berlin to welcome the InnoForESt, a H2020 Innovation Action project.

Project Steering Committee

14 May 2018 / Conference, Seminar

Project Steering Committee (PSC) meeting in Bratislava.

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