-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.

    Read the presentation

    Other news

    Committed to international communication

    Published: 18.05.2018

    IFFA is committed to the development and implementation of international communication strategies.

    This was the main message when IFFA chair Peter deMarsh addressed the United Nations Forum on forests. The 13th session of the forum was held in New York 7 to 11 May 2018.

    Design mechanism to support sustainable wood

    Published: 08.05.2018

    - Identify and design mechanisms that recognise the multiple benefit that sustainable forest management and sustainable wood hade in communities, improving livelihood and cost-effective carbon sequestration and climate change mitigation.

    Halt deforestation and increase forest area

    Published: 22.03.2018

    Strengthening small-scale forest producers and their organisation may halt deforestation and increase forest area.

    The conference “Halt deforestation and increase forest area” was held in Rome 20-22 February 2018

    The conference was a joint initiative between FAO and the Collaborative Partnership of Forests.


  • Photos and videos

  • Building image bank

    IFFA will slowly build up and image bank during 2017. We will gather together photos and videos from IFFA, family forestry, forest and farm producer organisations and similar subjects.

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