-Miracle of sustainable forestry

Finland has harvested 4 billion cubic meters forest products in 70 years and the forest resources have increased more than 70 per cent at the same time. Is it a miracle – no it is sustainable forest management.

  • Published: 04.05.2017
  • Published by: Ivar Legallais-Korsbakken
  • Tags: #UNFF 12  # IFFA side event  # sustainable forestry  # climate change 
  • Satu-Marja Tenhiälä, IFFA Board member, presented the IFFA-statement at the IFFA initiated UNFF 12 side event

    This “miracle” war presented by Satu-Marja Tenhiälä, Finland, when she gave IFFA statement at the IFFA initiated side event at 12th United Nations Forum on Forests in New York 3 May 2017. The IFFA initiated side event had the title “Strengthen the link between sustainable management of forests and efforts to combat climate change”.

    Satu-Marja Tenhiälä, board member of IFFA, the International Alliance of Family Forestry, pointed at the multiple benefit from sustainable forest management. Sustainable managed forests give ecological as well as economical sustainability. Increasing growth in forests are important for carbon sequestration. Growing forests absorb carbon from the atmosphere and forest products store carbon for centuries. Wood based energy and other ways of using sustainable forest produces substitute and replace carbon from non-renewable sources.

    The “miracle” of sustainable forest management is linked to combatting climate change.

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    Other news

    Published: 21.11.2017

    Few forest discussions at UNFCCC COP 23 in Bonn

    Published: 20.11.2017

    At the COP 23 very little of substance on forests was discussed at the main negotiations. The task of implementing the Paris Accord become an administrative debate on the REDD instrument. The issue was whether a special institutional arrangement was needed within the convention or not. No consensus was established.

    IFFA at European Forest Week

    Published: 19.11.2017

    Click on the picture and see the Forestry week videohttps://youtu.be/5BEjb2xaJPUSee the European Forestry week videoRead more about the European Forestry Week


    As part of the European Forest Week 9-13 October 2017, under the theme of "Forests, our common good” IFFA was invited to speak on a Side-Event arranged by Forest and Farm Facility and FAO.


  • Photos and videos

  • Canadian forest and climate change video

    A sustainable managed forest can have stable carbon stocks while at the same time providing energy, products and meet society’s needs.

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