More About the background of founding The Forest Solution and the years before 2023
It was on a forest bikeride in the autumn of 2018 i got this idea of The Forest Solution. It “hit” me that there was a measure, not being done, that would a massive impact sequestration CO2 if I could make it happen! I hade been working for 20 years with sustainable forestry and aspecial interest in considerations to more valuable forest in terms of biodiversity.
As a biologist and forester, trained at Lund University and the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), and a long term intererst in energy, environement and sustainability it was easy to understand that the forest, as a natural solar collector, makes a difference by converting the sun’s energy into various utilities. For several years I had also heard that researchers, the UN climate panel IPCC and others pointed out the forest as an important part of a future sustainable society.
My idea came from the insight that we could increase the sequestration of carbon dioxide by adding the nutrient nitrogen to middle-aged, well-managed production forests. The measure is not done today because it is not economically profitable in the forestry. From a climate change perspective, however, it is a completely different matter!
Co-owners and ambassadors are the Armwrestler world champion from Ensamheten, Heidi Andersson and the former Olympic biathlon champion Björn Ferry. Well known for their commitment in the transition to a fossil-free life. In 2015, they asked each other if they should try to become Fossil-Free within ten years. The answer: Of course, we´ll try! Since then, they have made a transition and turned their lives around in a sustainable direction. They have created and led the TV-programs like Storuman forever and Miljöhjältarna for several seasons and have been frequently hired as inspirers and ambassadors for a fossil-free future. Heidi och Björn owns 1000 hectars of forest. Björn makes research on birds and Heidi is a honorary doctor of forestry at SLU. Heidi and Björn have a lot of experience on climate, sustainability, nature conservation, forests and forestry. They will also partly be working in the company.
K2A is the green property company where people, the environment and sustainability are in focus. K2A builds rental properties in wood and manages properties with the highest sustainability ambitions. CEO Johan Knausst was awarded Sustainable leadership 2022 by Nätverket för hållbart Näringsliv.