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Low Carbon Label

Accredited project Label Bas Carbone - Label Low Carbon

Certification of CO2 stored in our French forests

Carbon certification en France

Whats is the Label Low Carbon ?

Regulation management

A label created by the French Ministry of  Ecological and solidarity transition (MTES), by decree of 28th november 2018.

CO2 Certification

Validated calculation methods by the MTES to measure the CO2 stored in the trees, in the soil and in the wood

Co-benefit certification

Validation and measurement of the environmental and socio-economic co-bénéfits by the Label

An innovative and transparent framework, for local and quality initiatives, in France and associated with co-benefits

Label Low Carbon principles

Several CO2 calculation stations
  • Above-ground and root biomass
  • Carbon in litter and soils
  • Calculation of CO2 in wood products
  • Substitution effect compared to material and energies more CO2 emitters than wood
CO2 Emissions reductions delivered in advance and over 30 years

Project duration is 30 years, duration used as a basis for the calculation of CO2. Certification is issued in advance based on tree growth calculations.

Integration of the risk of non-permanence

The calculation of sequestered and certified CO2 takes into account health risks (parasites, diseases), the storms and any other unmanageable hazard. An abatement is applied from the outset to take these contingencies into account

Principle of additionality

The project must go beyond legal and current obligations, and it could not have been done in the absence of private funding. 

Environmental integrity measurement
  • Socio-economic co-benefits (Local forestry work company, certification, insertion ...)
  • Co-benefits linked to soil conservation and biodiversity (veriety of species ...)
  • Taking into account aquatic and rocky environments as appropriate
Attribution of emission reductions to the contributing company

The Emission Reduction (CO2 stored in the forest), once validated by a third party auditor 5 years afte planting, are attributed to the contributing company for its carbon footprint

3 types of carbon forest projects



It is about converting forest lands that were not previously forest lands, such as fallow or agricultural plots, by planting forest species.

Reconstitution of degraded forests

Reconstitution of degraded forests

Reforesting is restoring forests having suffered damage following storms, fires, severe dieback (parasite attacks, climate change, mismatch of species at the station)

From coppice to high forest

From coppice to high forest

Coppice conversion, stand regime generally intended for firewood, to high forest allows to promote trees intended for timber, thus storing more carbon in the forest 

A certification for sustainable development set to develop

The label encourages good practices and involve sustainable forest management

Ecosystem services rendered by forests are an integral part of these projects, in the same way as the carbon offset generated by these projects. 

Other methods related to trees and agriculture have already seen the light of day : orchard plantations, hedge method. Soon methods should be published : Agroforestry, preventive forestry against fire risk, maintenance of continuous forest cover ...

Each time a tree will be involved in a method, we will be there to put it into action !

The reasons for choosing us

Our services

Our approach is forestry and educational : we are very involved in the development of projects, and are committed to transmitting project information, monitoring and numerous indicators of co-benefits attached to forests. 

Ready-made project development
Monitoring and control of execution
Transmission of informations
Co-benefit indicators
Transmission of CO2 Emissions Reductions
Communication support
Our services included
  • Set up and follow-up of the"turnkey" project, emission reductions being attributed to the company following the audit
  • Drafting of the contract for the financing of the project and discussions  with the company
  • Transmission of a complete file descriptive of the project with photos (Project history, silvicultural and species choices, work to be done, budget)
  • Questions / Answers with the company for the clear understanding of the project
  • Grid of ecosystem services with our avec nos indicators
  • Support for communication on forest carbon
  • Transmission of project news even after planting at milestones over the life of the project
All our options
  • Guided tour of the plantation with the forestry expert
  • Organization of nature and cultural visits in the project area, team building activities for half a day, a day or more
  • Possibility to make videos / drone views at different stages
  • Installation of a wooden sign with the name of the sponsoring company
Carbon and biodiversity compensation approach

We answer all your questions about le Label Bas Carbone

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