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City of Bludenz

With your contribution, we can ensure that the appropriate measures can be taken for the Bludenzer Forest to make it climate-resilient.
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Project Infos

Project Area

1,942 ha

Location

Bludenz

Project Start Date

January 2022

Project Time Span

30 years


Project Type

Active Forest Management

Project Developer

Tree.ly, Dornbirn

Verification Standard

SILVACONSULT® Forest Carbon Standard, ISO 14064-2

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Project Volume

3,247 tCO₂/year

Risk Buffer Share

10%

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Project documents

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The wonderful view of the woods in the City of Bludenz

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The enchanted forest

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Natural water pond in the forest

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The middle of the forest in the City of Bludenz

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The Beauty of Nature

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Forest Climate Protection Project

A forest with special features

Of the 1,942 hectares in the forest of the city of Bludenz, care is taken to preserve the multifunctionality of the forest despite difficult use and development. The main tasks of the forestry operation are the preservation of the forest assets through sustainable management, as well as the achievement of stable, species-rich and site-adapted mixed stands.

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200 Years Old Pines

The trees of the city of Bludenz have seen the passage of time. The forest provides a unique habitat for numerous creatures and make valuable contributions to the stabilization of ecosystems and should therefore be preserved and appreciated

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Numerous Nature Reserves

In the Bludenz forest, there are about 870 hectares of nature reserves, which play a decisive role in the preservation of biodiversity. They provide long-term protection for the environment, promote natural forest development and high drinking water quality.

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Flood Protection through Riverside Forest

The trees in the Bludenz floodplain forests adapt to changing water levels and soil moisture, protecting it from flooding. The floodplain forest plays a crucial role in the impact of extreme weather events due to increasing climate change.

Problems

Insight into the challenges

In order to counteract the daily challenges in the forest and create a solution to multiple problems in this forest, investments are used for the following problems.
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Overaged Protective Forest/ Preservation of Protective Function

An overaged protection forest may provide less diverse habitats, often have a lower natural regenerative capacity, and the germination capacity of trees decreases, making regeneration more difficult.

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Damaged Wood

Insects, fungi or other pests can infest entire forest areas and weaken or kill trees. Dead trees lose their ability to store carbon, contributing to the release of carbon dioxide back into the atmosphere.

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Difficult Development Environment

Development in Bludenz is particularly difficult due to the topographical conditions. The region is characterized by steep slopes, which makes cultivation difficult.

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Climate Change

Climate changes such as altered precipitation patterns, higher temperatures, and extreme weather events affect the health and growth of forests. They become more susceptible to disease and their ability to store CO₂ is impaired.

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Milestones

Project-Timeline

Gain an insight into the most important milestones of this project.
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26 July 2023

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Successful verification

The Bludenzer Wald climate protection project was successfully verified using the ISO-certified SILVACONSULT Carbon Standard® method. The credits from the verified carbon emission in 2022 are now available for sale. In order to strengthen the stability of the forest, the first profits from the sale will be reinvested in the active regeneration of the protection forests, among other things.
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1 June 2023

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Forest audit in the Bludenz municipal forest

In spring 2023, the project was assessed by TÜV Austria as part of a one-day audit. The sustainable possibilities of the Bludenz forest were discussed between the forester, TÜV Austria and Tree.ly on the sites. The focus was on ways to ensure the preservation of the protection forests and to strengthen natural regeneration.
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31 October 2022

Feasibility study completed

In the feasibility study the project options for the city forest of Bludenz were determined. The town of Bludenz opted for a stock conservation project for at least 30 years in which carbon is actively conserved in the forest.
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Voices from the Forest

"We want to set a good example and show that we are also pursuing a CO₂ strategy in forestry."

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City of Bludenz
Project Partner

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How this projects supports the SDG’s

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Measures for climate protection

The forestry enterprise of the City of Bludenz commits itself not to let the average stock on its areas fall below 300 Vfm/ha for the next 30 years. This means that a considerable part of the stock will be left in the forest and will not be reduced to the minimum proposed 274 Vfm/ha.
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Life under water

With 10 ha of aquatic areas, the forest operation contributes to the conservation of these important habitats. In addition to flowing and standing waters, significant marsh and swamp areas are also found.
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SDG15

Life on land

On the areas of the forestry operation of the City of Bludenz three nature reserves, or Natura2000 areas can be found. These are "Spirkenwälder Brandnertal", "Klostertaler Bergwälder" and "Verwall". Each of these areas contributes with its specific microclimates to a high biological diversity.
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ISO 14064-2:2019 Based Methodology

Our projects use the "SILVACONSULT® Forest Carbon Standard" methodology according to ISO 14064-2:2019, which ensures that companies follow transparent and consistent methods to measure and report their emissions.

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Externally Certified Projects

In cooperation with our partner, we organize the validation of our projects by an external certifier such as TÜV Austria. We then coordinate the annual monitoring by the certifier as well as the marketing and distribution of the verified climate protection services (VER).

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The contribution goes directly to the City of Bludenz and is invested into measurements to make the forest future-proof.

CO₂ footprint examples:

  • 1 round trip car journey from Vienna to Bregenz with a mid-sized car corresponds to approximately 441 kg of CO₂ (~€26.-)

  • 1 flight from Zurich to Barcelona corresponds to 390 kg of CO₂ (~€23.-)

  • 1 flight from London to New York City corresponds to approximately 1.6 tCO₂ (~€96.-)

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Price

€6.00/100 kg CO₂


Quantity

1,000 kg CO₂

Price

€60.00

Sustainable Forest Climate Protection Projects

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TÜV certification underscores the effectiveness and reliability of our efforts to combat climate change and preserve our valuable forests. It is proof of compliance with the highest quality standards and the transparency of our CO₂ storage and forest management measures.

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City of Bludenz TÜV certificate