A new class of Earth Observation and AI-driven Voluntary Carbon Credits for Forest Fire prevention and Forest Carbon Sink Regeneration: I/III

Around 1.76 billion tonnes of carbon were emitted globally from forest fires in 2021.

Total wildfire emissions from the European Union plus the United Kingdom from 1 June to 31 August 2022 are estimated to be 6.4 mega tonnes of carbon.

Copernicus ECMWF Atmosphere Monitoring Service

By Ajay Goyal, Founder @ www.forestsat.space

UNFCCC Cop21 Declaration on Forests

We, the leaders of the countries identified below:

Emphasise the critical and interdependent roles of forests of all types, biodiversity and sustainable land use in enabling the world to meet its sustainable development goals ..

Reaffirm our respective commitments to sustainable land use, and to the conservation, protection, sustainable management and restoration of forests …

Forest Fires & Global Forest loss

Between 2013 and 2020, on average, about 42% of active fires in the Brazilian Amazon happened in areas that had never been deforested according to

-National Institute for Space Research

  • Fires are now causing an additional 3 million hectares (7.4 million acres) of tree cover loss per year than they did in 2001, according to a newly released Global Forest Watch analysis that examined fires that burn all or most of a forest’s living overstory trees.
  • The majority of all fire-caused tree cover loss in the past 20 years (nearly 70%) occurred in boreal regions. Although fires are naturally occurring there, they are now increasing at an annual rate of 3% and burning with greater frequency and severity and over larger areas than historically recorded.
  • Source: Global Forest Watch

Fires also mean carbon is released from soil and vegetation into the atmosphere further contributing to global warming. Forests that are meant to take carbon from the atmosphere now exacerbate global warming in a grim fire-climate feedback loophttps://www.wri.org/insights/6-graphics-explain-climate-feedback-loop-fueling-us-fires

  • Economic Loss from wildfires is now over US$ 100 billion a year.
  • The loss of animal life and the extinction of species is impossible to measure.
  • Long-term health effects from toxic smoke inhalation are not even calculated properly.
  • Smoke from wildfires travels far and fast. A wildfire in one region of North America or Southern Europe can have extreme consequences in a far distant region.
  • A recent research report concludes that hail storms and other extreme events have been caused by fires up to 1500 miles away.

Fire Suppression is a part of the problem