A Forest Carbon Future

Thursday, May 21, 2015
Forest Policy Forum

This report by the Forest Policy Forum, entitled "Sustaining a Forest Carbon Future," recognizes that the carbon-related benefits of managed forests and the array of products those forests produce – from lumber to paper to packaging to energy – are all essential products that are renewable, reusable and/or recyclable and support forest-based carbon benefits.

About The Forest Products Forum:

The Forest Products Forum came together as a voluntary group in January of 2013 to identify issues of consequence to the broad forest sector, and develop plans for how they might be addressed. Participants in the Forum come from a broad cross section of forest sector participants and stakeholders. Leaders in the forestry and forest products community who recognize how central carbon issues are to the industry met to identify key areas to strengthen alignment of the industry within the broader public discourse. The Forum represents leadership in the industry. Initial work by the Forest Policy Forum has focused on the question of how to ensure the conversation and evolving policy around carbon recognizes that forests and forest products are part of the solution as we move toward a lower carbon world.

Read the report by clicking on the links above.