The accelerating world population is applying new pressures on ever depleting scarce resources. The great challenge facing the world is sourcing sustainable materials for renewable energy production.
Sourcing sustainable materials for construction and renewable energy supply is not only an environmental priority but it also offers compelling investment opportunities.
Sustainable Irish Forestry Fund offers investors the opportunity to have a major positive impact in terms of mitigating the adverse impacts of climate change. While ensuring future generations a supply of sustainable materials for construction and renewable energy supply.
How SIFF can make a difference::
Carbon Sink: Forests act as carbon storage reservoirs as they take in more CO2 than they release. The present concentration of CO2 in higher now than it has been in over 400,000 years. CO2 is causing global warming and if levels are not reduced it will alter the climate causing devastating consequences to the environment in the future.
Forests recycle CO2 and turn it into oxygen. Forests reduce ozone levels which creates milder climates and more breathable air. Forests clean the air we breathe by absorbing hundreds of chemical pollutants.
Forests provide ecosystems for animals, plants and insects. Forest canopies and roots reduces erosion of soil and purify water. Sustainable and renewable materials: Our sustainable forestry plantations will provide the raw materials for renewable energy supply and sustainable building materials for the construction industry for generations to come.
Our forestry plantations will take pressure of natural forests worldwide which are disappearing at 2 acres ever second to supply a rapidly increasing world population.
Community Investing: The forestry sector is labour intensive and one of the best sectors to invest in terms of creating which is backed up by cost benefit analysis reports.
SIFF will create jobs in unemployment black spots throughout rural Ireland that have become void of economic activity. These jobs will address the huge imbalance of economic activity that exists in Ireland today between the Dublin region and rural Ireland.
Our sustainable forestry management policy will create jobs in rural Ireland for generations to come. These jobs will offer people the chance to work in rural Ireland rather than having to travel long distances on a daily basis to urban areas which is causing traffic congestion, pollution, high rents and increasing pressure on public resources such as housing, schools, transport and hospitals.