The aim of this measure is to restore all forest functions, including those that contribute to mitigating climate change by absorbing atmospheric carbon and maintaining a favourable moisture balance in the landscape. The RRF finances this measure.
CZK 8.540 billion (EUR 362 million).
In theory, this investment could make a major contribution to climate change mitigation and adaptation. However, the measure presents risks, and there is a need for further scrutiny during the implementation phase. The timeline for this measure (a target of 12,000 hectares of reforestation is foreseen by the third quarter of 2022) implies fast forestation, which can lead to unnecessary emissions due to manufacturing, transport, operation, and management. As such, the use of reforestation to grow productive forests can be harmful to biodiversity and the environment. This measure must guarantee the creation of multigenerational forests. Without this guarantee, it is impossible to ensure the increase in biodiversity and carbon sequestration that are effective climate change mitigation measures.
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