Re-activation on Biodiversity, Forestry, Ecosystem Services & Carbon Sequestration
The contribution consists of two core elements. Firstly, the University is reformulating its curriculum with focus on reforestation and ecosystem research. The former program was based on classical forestry skills with focus on wood production. By reformulating the education of the new generation, we guarantee a sustainable way out of the current paradigm with focus on short-term profits. Secondly, the University will use its own campus to gain experience in carbon sequestration projects, leading to a potential huge capacity, benefitting from the natural assets that Liberia and neighboring countries have. These are the places on the globe with the highest potentials in CO2 offsetting through tree planting.