The first case in the province!Baoxing Court introduced the concept of “carbon sink” to carry out restorative judicial cases

2022-07-06 0 By

Ji Qiang Sichuan online reporter Xue Weirui recently, in a case of illegal logging in Baoxing County People’s Court in Ya ‘an city, six defendants through the Sichuan Joint Environment Exchange voluntarily subscribe 24,000 kg of “carbon sink” for illegal logging behavior of alternative ecological restoration.This case is the first restorative judicial case in Sichuan province that introduces the concept of “carbon sink”.In the case, Wang Dazhi (pseudonym) and six others learned that maple and maple trees could be sold and merchants could make violins and cellos for profit.Drive below interest, wang Dazhi and other 6 people produced the idea that gang illegally cut forest for profit.From May to September, 2021, Wang Dazhi and six others illegally felled seven tall trees (three maple trees and four maple trees) in Baoxing county and Tianquan County, causing damage to the local ecological environment.According to the design of the restoration operation, Wang Dazhi and other six defendants will replant 70 young spruce trees, but the carbon sequestration capacity during the young forest is not as strong as the carbon sequestration capacity of the middle-aged forest, which needs to be superimposed carbon storage.In order to ensure the timely restoration of the damaged ecological environment, the Court of Baoxing County introduced the concept of “carbon sink” restoration to make up for the deficiency that the replanting and replanting judgment could not be fully restored “in the first time”.After calculation, the six defendants voluntarily subscribe 24000kg of “carbon sink” from Sichuan United Environmental Exchange to repair the ecological environment they destroyed.In addition, the defendant will replant another 70 spruce trees according to the restoration design.More news: “Carbon sink” refers to the process, activity or mechanism by which plants absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere through photosynthesis and fix it in plants and soil, thereby reducing the concentration of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere through afforestation, forest management, vegetation restoration and other measures.Broadly speaking, “carbon sink” generally refers to the process, activity, mechanism that removes carbon dioxide from the air.The defendant’s voluntary subscription of “carbon sink” to repair the damaged ecological environment is a symbol of the judicial work of restoration from traditional restoration to scientific and technological restoration.Disclaimer: This article is reproduced for the purpose of conveying more information.If the source is wrong or violated your legitimate rights and interests, please contact the author with proof of ownership, we will promptly correct, delete, thank you.Email address: