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Published on : Tuesday, August 29, 2017
The company Landsskógar ehf has signed an agreement with the Icelandic Forest Service for the cultivation of trees on behalf of tourists and also others who would be eager to offset their carbon emissions.
Landsskógar’s managing director, Arngrímur Viðar Ásgeirsson states that the company intends to raise funds for the project from tourists themselves.
As per the agreement, the funds would be transferred quarterly to the Icelandic Forest Service that would be supervising cultivation and planting. Arngrímur said that the Icelandic Forest Service is ready to plant trees and also care for the forests for the next 50 years. And, they would be utilizing the land possessed by the Icelandic Forest Service and also would be acquiring soon.
Therefore tourists would now be able to carbon-neutralize their travels.
He went on to add that in the near future tourists would also be capable of booking their flight or rentals or sightseeing trips through carbon-neutral processes. Tourists would also be able to purchase 10, 20 or 30 trees, for instance and ensure that their carbon emissions are reduced significantly.
Arngrímur feels that the next step is to collaborate with companies in the tourism sector in order to make way for fresh opportunities to enable cultivation of forests in Iceland.