Climate Smart Forestry

By Nelson Bennett
Business in Vancouver
November 10, 2022
Category: Carbon, Climate & Bioenergy
Region: Canada, Canada West

While B.C. Forests Minister Katrine Conroy was in Japan this week to reaffirm forestry trade relations with Japanese buyers, Canadian forestry representatives and environmentalists were at the COP27 in Egypt to talk – mostly at odds — about forestry and climate change. Stand.earth planned presentations… on biomass as a “false climate solution.” The Forest Products Association of Canada planned to screen a new documentary, Capturing Carbon, that explains both the risks climate change poses to Canadian forests … and the net climate benefits of sustainable forestry. …550 scientists and academics from around the world sent a letter to the European Commission president to underscore the benefits of “climate smart forest management,” including the use of bioenergy from wood waste. …As long as intensive silviculture is practised in forest management, the carbon sequestration of younger working forests can be more productive than mature forests as a carbon sink, Gary Bull, a University of BC Forestry professor said.

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