The RESTORE (natuRe-basEd SoluTions for imprOving REforestation) project comes from the need to decrease the negative impacts of climate change through forest restoration, and aims at using biotechnological tools to improve the success of forest restoration. The main proposed biotechnological tools are the inoculation with associative bacteria and nanocarrier systems with plant growth regulators.
Besides developing these nature-based solutions, the project is screening stakeholders involved with forest restoration, such as native tree nurseries in the three countries involved: Brazil, France, and Germany. The goal is to join the academy and society in an effort to mitigate climate change.
Each activity of the project is part of a working package with specific goals and a research team.
The RESTORE project was approved in the transnational call from Confap-Biodiversa named “Biodiversity and Climate Change” (www.biodiversa.org/1872). Confap is the Brazilian National Council of State Research Support Foundation, of which Araucaria Foundation is part and supports Brazil’s participation in the project. In addition, the project is supported by the São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP), the French National Research Agency (ANR), and the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (Germany).