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					     ENVIRONMENTAL FORESTRY
FOR ABATEMENT OF POLLUTANTS AND
MITIGATION OF GREEN HOUSE GASES
                 INTRODUCTION
   Trees constitute one of mankind’s important assets and
    ultimate savior of life support system.

   Carbon dioxide       concentration in the atmosphere is
    increasing day by day due to burning massive quantities
    of coal and oil as well as deforestation.

   Deforestation accounts for over 20 per cent of the carbon
    dioxide humans generate, rivaling the emissions of cars,
    trucks and planes.

   Healthy forests are critical both to mitigating climate
    change and helping people and communities adjust to the
    impacts of climate change.
           INTRODUCTION

Trees evolved an imponderable 370 million
years ago and helped create the very air
that   we   breathe       by   “inhaling”   carbon
dioxide,    acting   as    carbon     sinks,   and
“exhaling” oxygen.
          Buddhist Sutra

“The forest is a peculiar organism of
unlimited kindness and benevolence that
makes no demands for its sustenance and
extends generously the products of its life
and activity. It affords protection to all
beings, offering shade even to the axe
man who destroys it”
ENVIRONMENTAL FORESTRY
Science of identification, development, application of
environment friendly species and their scientific
management for improving primarily the quality of
environment and maintaining ecological stability.
OBJECTIVES OF ENVIRONMENTAL FORESTRY


•   To combat the adverse effects of air, water and noise
    pollution from industries
•   To lesson the impact of accidental release of pollutants
•   To   protect   ecologically   sensitive   areas,    archaeological
    monuments and residential areas.
•   To enhance carbon sinks in sustainably managed forests and
    other ecosystems
•   To   enhance    the   resilience   and    ability   of   vulnerable
    species/ecosystems to adapt to the changing climate
 REGULATORY REQUIREMENT

One of the Consent conditions issued under the
Section 21 and Section 25 of Air and Water Acts
respectively   as well as per Environment Impact
Assessment Notification (EIA) ,2006 of the Ministry
of Environment and Forests submission of Green
Belt Plan for developmental projects is a statutory
requirement.
ENVIRONMENTAL FORESTRY FOR
ABATEMENT OF POLLUTANTS

   One good tree has a potential to absorb the pollution
    generated by a car running for 25,000 Kms

   A 500m wide green area surrounding factories
    capable to reduce sulphur dioxide and nitric oxides
    concentration by 67 per cent

   Alfa-alfa ( Medicago sativa) remove 0.25 Tonnes of
    sulphur dioxide or nitric oxide per square mile per
    day.
PLANT SPECIES FOR ABATEMENT
       OF POLLUTANTS

   Ailanthus excelsa(maharukh),
   Albizia lebbeck(siris ),
   Azadirachta indica (neem),
   Aegle marmelos (bel) ,
   Butea monosperma (palas ),
   Cassia fistula(amaltas),
   Casurina equisetifolia(casuarina),
   Dalbergia sissoo(shisham ),
   Delonix regia (gulmohar),
    PLANT SPECIES FOR ABATEMENT
           OF POLLUTANTS

   Ficus benghalensis(banyan),
   Ficus religiosa(peepal),
   Grevillea robusta(silver oak),
   Moringa oleifera (drumstick),
   Peltophorum pterocarpum(peltophorum),
   Pithecellobium dulce(jangal jalebi ),
   Pongamia pinnata (karanj)
   Tamarindus indica(tamarind),
   Tectona grandis(Teak),
   Terminalia arjuna(arjun)
 ENVIRONMENTAL FORESTRY FOR
MITIGATION OF GREEN HOUSE GASES

 Green      House      Gases(GHGs)        mitigation
 opportunities in forestry and agriculture include
 afforestation   (Environmental   Foretsry),   forest
 management       etc. emphasis on their ability to
 avoid, sequesters, and/or reduces CO2, CH4, and
 N2O emissions.
                 Forest carbon

   Including forests in mitigation is a cost-effective
    way of preventing further emissions and removing
    CO2.
   Forests also provide cobenefits in the form of
    other ecosystem services.
   Giving rewards for these benefits is an important
    step towards a greener global economy.
THE ROLE OF TROPICAL FORESTS
IN CLIMATE CHANGE

   One major service provided is climate regulation.
   Store a fourth of all terrestrial carbon, i.e. 547
    gigatonnes (Gt) out of 2,052Gt of CO2
   Recent research suggests that tropical forests
    may capture as much as 4.8 Gt of CO2 per annum
    INDIA’ S FOREST AS A SINK
   India’s forest and tree cover is serving as a major mode of
    C mitigation for India in the world and sequestered about
    177 million tonnes of CO2 in 2007. This carbon service will
    enhance with the Green India Mission
   Putting a conservatives value of US $ 5 per tonne of CO2
    locked in our forests, the huge sink of about 24,000 mt of
    CO2 is worth US$ 120 billion or 6,00,000 corers.
         Tree Plantations

 The   Plant for the Planet:
 Billion Tree Campaign

 Green   India Mission(GIM )
Launching a Global Movement
in 2006 Plant a Billion Trees in a
Year
Nobel Laureate Wangari Maathai


     “When we plant trees,

   we plant the seeds of peace

       and seeds of hope”
      Al Gore, Nobel Laureate

“The symbolism – and the substantive significance

– of planting a tree has universal power in every

culture and every society on Earth, and it is a way

for   individual    men,   women   and      children    to

participate    in    creating   solutions     for      the

environmental crisis”
   Green India Mission (GIM)

GIM puts the “greening” in the context of climate
change adaptation and mitigation meant to enhance
ecosystem services like carbon sequestration and
storage   (in   forests   and   other   ecosystems),
hydrological services and biodiversity; along with
provisioning services like fuel, fodder, small timber
and Non Timber Forest Produces (NTFPs).
          GIM Aims at Addressing
            Climate Change By


• enhancing carbon sinks in sustainably managed
  forests and other ecosystems;
• enhancing the resilience and ability of vulnerable
  species/ecosystems to adapt to the changing
  climate; and
• enabling adaptation of forest dependant local
  communities in the face of climatic variability.
        CONCLUSION

Environmental forestry by means of plantation of
pollution   tolerant/resistance   species   as   also
species capable of trapping dust and CO2 as part
of an overall integrated land use strategy, can
ameliorate harsh environment and will go a long
way in conditioning of local environment and
provide lot of intangible benefits for the very
survival of mankind
               CONCLUSION

   “Keep a green tree in your heart and perhaps a
    singing bird will come” –A Chinese Proverb

   “We hope that everyone will participate in
    helping out our environment and fighting the
    outbreak of global warming. We will do our part
    to let people know how to help your campaign
    on Environmental Forestry”
Thank You

				
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