The global warming: at the heart of the European Commission's concerns in Brussels slected
The carbon dioxide (CO2) is a greenhouse gas at the origin of the global warming. CO2 emissions can be of human or natural origin: they can come from underground, from animal and vegetable breathing and from the human side, from pollution and deforestation, among others. Today, forests play an essential role in the fight against the global warming.
Indeed, the world's forests absorb a third of the CO2, therefore limiting the distribution of this gas. However, this natural method could be more effective if there were no deforestation - this would cause about 20 % of CO2 emissions. Within the European Union, the wooded area covers approximately 40 % of the territory of the EU and only 10 % of the annual emissions are absorbed.
On 27 Mars, negotiations here held between EU’s countries members and the European Commission to reach an agreement on the EU’s place of the forest sector while fighting against the global warming. A text on greenhouse gases will follow, in 2020, the Paris agreement resulting from the COP21.
One of the values of the SLB Group is to limit these emissions. For that purpose, the Group contributed by planting more 1 709 000 eucalyptus in Brazil, which resulted in a voluntary compensation of 840 408 tons of CO2. In 2011, SLB created the brand Econologic Program® to value the compensation of CO2 emissions. Always in this spirit of conservation and commitment to the environment, the company set up the label FSC in all its forests, in Brazil, in Romania and also in France.
These development choices highlight the Group's convictions and ideals regarding ecological and environmental issues.
Sources : Article Le Monde de Mars 2017 et article du Figaro de Juillet 2011
SLB Group officially joins the SWEEP.net platform launched yesterday! After 10 years of R&D, we are able to offer you th...
SLB Group officially joins the SWEEP.net platform launched yesterday! After 10 years of R&D, we are able to offer you the tons of CO2 fixed by our afforestation programs on the platform of our new partner: SWEEP. Through an online management tool, this innovative platform allows companies to measure and reduce their carbon footprint, and to contribute to carbon reduction and sequestration projects on a global scale.
Find us on the platform's catalog where you will find our Econologic Program, as well as the CO2 volumes available for sale!
Stéphane LEDENTU was recently interviewed by Les Echos Planète to talk about Terra fertilis® and its biochar made in ...
Stéphane LEDENTU was recently interviewed by Les Echos Planète to talk about Terra fertilis® and its biochar made in France. This very complete article describes the advantages of our biochar with a patented manufacturing process and a marketing authorization. Its power to regenerate soils, retain water and its ability to sequester CO2 in soils in the long term, makes it a valuable ally in meeting the ecological challenges facing us.
Thank you to them for the attention given to our activities!
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VdF Magazine (magazine of the Union of French people Abroad) highlights the action of Stéphane Ledentu in the field of ...
VdF Magazine (magazine of the Union of French people Abroad) highlights the action of Stéphane Ledentu in the field of Econology
Trees are a real passion for Stéphane Ledentu, the founder of the SLB Group, who has chosen to invest in the field of "econology", a neologism which designates activities that are both profitable economically and protect the environment. A Frenchman who has succeeded internationally!
Thanks to the recent installation of camera traps in some of our forests, we already captured images of an irara last Ma...
Thanks to the recent installation of camera traps in some of our forests, we already captured images of an irara last March. This time, ocelots (Leopardus pardalis), an adult and a cub, were filmed on one of our farms, planted over 12 years ago. Never before had we observed this type of cat on any of our 23 farms in Brazil.
The quality of our planted forests creates a continuity with the islands of endemic forest that favours the presence of these cats as well as other species in the food chain. These observations are an indicator of the health of our forest ecosystems. We are pleased that our actions in Paraná allow wildlife to flourish, and thus contribute to the protection of biodiversity.
During the month of June, some species of Brazilian fauna were observed in the SLB Group farms in Brazil. Among them, ocelots, armadillos, irará and pacas.
It is a mammal of the feline family, native to the American continent, and considered the third largest feline on the continent, after the jaguar and the puma. It is about 70-100 cm long, has nocturnal habits and a carnivorous diet.
One adult and one calf have been recorded, which is a good indicator of the ecological quality of the forest areas of the SLB Group. As it is a wild animal and at the top of the food chain, its presence indicates that species from other levels of the chain are present in our forests, and that the forests are well preserved. The recording of these animals was made possible by the installation of 4 cameras in strategic locations on the farms, in order to monitor the wildlife in the area more effectively.
Thanks to the responsible environmental management of the SLB Group, recordings like this will become more and more frequent!
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