Session 2: Innovative climate change mitigation strategies for the forest-based sector

Climate change is a consequence of increasing concentrations of atmospheric greenhouse gases, CO2 being the most important. Climate change mitigation strategies to reduce atmospheric CO2 aim to increase carbon sequestration and reduce carbon emissions. Common strategies from the forestry sector to increase carbon sequestration include the optimization of sustainable forest management practices, the reduction of deforestation, and accelerated reforestation and afforestation. Strategies to reduce carbon emissions range from reducing fossil fuels consumption in the wood production chain by technological or organizational improvements, to an enhanced use of wood products with associated substitution effects, for example in the construction sector.

This session was chaired by Professor Gert-Jan Nabuurs, Alterra, Wageningen University and Research. The presentations at the session were the following:



Presentation title

Presentation (15 min.) / Speed talk (1 min.)

Gediminas Jasinevičius

Researcher at European Forest Institute, Finland

Carbon storage in harvested wood products to mitigate climate change


Raghu KC

Junior Researcher at LUT Savo, Bioenergy Technology, Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland

Impact of forest management regimes and forest supply chain on carbon emissions


Pau Brunet Navarro

Researcher at Leibniz Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research (ZALF), Germany

Introducing cascade use in wood product models


 Anna Liza Bais

Researcher at Alpen-Adria University, Austria

Assessment of impacts of cascading in the wood sector based on global wood biomass flows account


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