By Dr. Peter Holmgren – Senior Advisor FutureVistas Inc. – Skebobruk, Sweden
Actively managed forest landscapes make enormous contributions towards the climate solutions that we need. But structures and discourse in climate policy are surprisingly counterproductive. Partly because climate action in forests is mostly thought of as a form of conservation. Partly because of a global fixation in politics, science and activism on deforestation– which in a way is the opposite of forest management. Partly because of inert constructs established by climate science and climate negotiations that separate forests from forest product value chains and thereby miss out on huge opportunities.
Here’s some further background and some thoughts on this topic.