Special Issue "Climate Change and Timber Market"

A special issue of Forests (ISSN 1999-4907). This special issue belongs to the section "Forest Economics, Policy, and Social Science".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2022 | Viewed by 178

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Sang-Min Lee
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Guest Editor
Department of Forestry Policy Research, Korea Rural Economic Institute, Naju 58321, Jeollanam-do, Korea
Interests: forest economics; dynamics
Dr. Yo-Han Lee
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Guest Editor
Department of Forest Resources, Yeungnam University, Gyeongsan 712749, Gyeongsanbuk-do, Korea
Interests: forest economics; operations research; forest policy; climate change; redd+
Dr. Hyunjin An
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Guest Editor
Department of Forestry Policy Research, Korea Rural Economic Institute, Naju 58321, Jeollanam-do, Korea
Interests: forest economics; decision making under uncertainty; real option theory; climate change

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

While climate change is the seminal issue of our time, the particular importance of forests cannot be overstated. Trees sequester carbon from the atmosphere when planted and release carbon upon harvest. However, wood products maintain a part of that carbon when the wood is harvested for biomass used in raw materials. As such, the timber market is particularly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. As countries inherit distinct social and natural conditions, their policies for equipping forestry with countermeasures against climate change inevitably vary. Domestic timber markets are affected by the corresponding country’s policy seeking to reduce the impacts of climate change. The global market is consequently altered as well.
This Special Issue will provide insights into how the timber market reacts to climate change and relevant policies on the national, regional and global levels. These insights will assist readers in understanding what to expect from and how to forecast the timber and wood product market under the influence of climate change, as well as provide selected contributions to the long-term balance of carbon management within forestry.

Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Climate change and timber market;
  • Carbon neutrality and Wood market;
  • Prices of wood products to climate change;
  • Supply and demand of timber in the future;
  • Trade of wood products under Paris climate agreement.

Dr. Sang-Min Lee
Dr. Yo-Han Lee
Dr. Hyunjin An
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • climate change
  • carbon neutrality
  • wood product market
  • trade of wood product
  • timber supply and demand
  • wood product price elasticity

Published Papers

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