A renewable and sustainable solution to the Just Transition, economic recovery, circular economy and climate change
You are invited by Fibre Circle, the South African producer responsibility organisation for paper and paper packaging and an official sponsor of the COP 26 South African pavilion, to participate in a side event, co-hosted by the International Council of Forest and Paper Associations (ICFPA).
“There is no time to waste. We need real and reliable climate actions, and we need them now. Managed forests and renewable forest products are a big part of the solution. Their combined positive effects on the global climate are large, immediate and a co-benefit of financial returns in the forest-based sector.”
Dr Peter Holmgren, FutureVistas Inc., Time to dispel the forest carbon debt illusion
Timber plantations, also referred to as farmed trees, represent 7% of the planet’s forest area, but provide half of the wood for industrial purposes – from timber, tissue and textiles, to printer paper, packaging, chemicals and pharmaceuticals. Sustainably managed, they are uniquely positioned to answer the explicit call of the Paris Agreement: to conserve and enhance forests and other biological carbon reservoirs. Not only is the forestry sector a key player in mitigating climate change through the age-old natural process of carbon sequestration and carbon storage in harvested wood products we use every day, but it supports economies, communities and human life.
Join us for an interactive and enlightening discussion on how the forestry sector and harvested wood products can deliver a sustainable and reliable solution to climate change.
Thursday 11th November
12:30 to 14:00 (GMT) | 14:30 to 16:00 (South Africa)
Fibre Circle and International Council of Forest and Paper Associations (ICFPA)
Please click here to register for this virtual Zoom event, and then add the link to your calendar.
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