Canadian Forest Service Publications

Manage for maximum wood production or leave the forest as a carbon sink? 2018. Berndes, G., Goldmann, M., Johnsson, F., Lindroth, A., Wijkman, A., Abt, B., Bergh,J., Cowie, A., Kalliokoski, T., Kurz, W., Luyssaert, S., Nabuurs, G-J. Kungl. Skogs- och Lantbruksakademiens TIDSKRIFT nr 6, 157.

Year: 2018

Available from: Pacific Forestry Centre

Catalog ID: 39466

Language: English

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Abstract

The Paris Agreement sets ambitious targets for climate mitigation, which require transformation of the production and consumption systems that generate greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, mainly due to fossil fuel use. The interaction of forests with the climate system is complex. The scientific literature provides a variety of views on how different forests and forest management options can be adapted to climate change – and there are also divergences in view on how they affect the climate. This report summarizes the discussions from the 2-day international conference Forests and the climate: Manage for maximum wood production or leave the forest as a carbon sink? in March 2018 at the Royal Swedish Academy of Agriculture and Forestry in Stockholm, Sweden. The aim was to facilitate dialogue among experts representing different views related to forest management and climate change mitigation, to help advance scientific understanding, and to identify knowledge gaps and priorities for future research and data collection.

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