Morten Thoroe - Forestry and its crucial role in combating global warming

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Morten Thoroe, Secretary General, The Confederation of European Forest Owners' presentation at the Climate Action Conference in Brussels, 25-27 October 2010

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Morten Thoroe - Forestry and its crucial role in combating global warming

  1. 1. 1 Forestry and its crucial role in combating global warming Morten Thoroe Secretary General Confederation of European Forest Owners
  2. 2. 2 European forestry • 16 million family forest owners • Over 60 % of forests owned by families • Small scale forest holdings • Sustainable forest management • Forest cover has increased by 13 mill ha from 1990 to 2005 • 60 % of the annual increment in European forests is harvested
  3. 3. 3 Annual increment and removal of wood resources in Europe for 1950–2010
  4. 4. 4 Sequestration Substitution Storage The 3-S
  5. 5. 5 Sweden Brazil China Indonesia - 4,0 % Europe North/Central America Africa South America Asia World – 0,2 -1,0 0,0 1,0 % growth standing volume Global stocks wood/carbon and changes
  6. 6. 6 Carbon sink Timber frame app 150 ton CO2 Concrete app 95 ton CO2 CO2 Emission
  7. 7. 7 Manage to mitigate! •  Manage our existing forest sustainable •  Stop global deforestation •  Restore degraded forests and plant new ones This can unlock the full potential that our forests have!
  8. 8. 8 Thank you for your attention! More info: www.cepf-eu.org

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