Carbon sinks are natural (oceans and forests) and artificial deposits (certain technologies and chemicals) that absorb and capture carbon dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere and reduce its concentration in the air.
Pilipinas Shell’s Tabangao Refinery is compensating for its greenhouse gas emissions through the Carbon Sink Program (CSP). PSFI’s team ultimately decided to establish the CSP in Brgy. Kinabuhayan, Dolores, Quezon with the help of the National Power Corporation – Makiling Banahaw Watershed Area Team (NPC-MBWAT).
As part of the programme, PSFI manages the planting, maintenance, and protection of tree seedlings. More than a reforestation effort, PSFI’s CSP strives to achieve a holistic enrichment of the present vegetation in Quezon Province, as well as supplement the local community’s livelihood opportunities.
191,100 seedlings purchased and propagated from local communities
83,700 trees planted and survived
38,000kgs of Carbon Dioxide sequestered from an 86-hectare planting site
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