Special Issue "Climate Smart Forestry"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2018).
Interests: Bioenergy; Climate change; Forest management and economics; Carbon sequestration; Forest inventories; Wood products; Resource management
Managed forests in the world play a very large role in climate mitigation, e.g., it is estimated that EU forests and the forest sector currently achieve an overall climate mitigation impact that amounts to about 13% of the total EU emissions. This role can be strengthened much more. However, how can this role of managed forests further be strengthened, either through sinks, harvested wood products, or bio-energy? Do we need to develop incentives and how should governance and accounting be developed to create best synergies? Climate Smart Forestry (CSF) builds on three main objectives: (1) reducing and/or removing greenhouse gas emissions; (2) adapting and building forest resilience to climate change; and (3) sustainably increasing forest productivity and incomes. These objectives can be achieved by tailoring policy measures and actions to regional circumstances. However, there are also uncertainties: the impact on biodiversity of, e.g., bio-energy, is disputed, the albedo impacts are uncertain, and mitigation effects may be counteracted by climate change impacts. This Special Issue encourages studies that address all of these aspects as outlined above or any other related ones.Prof. Dr. Gert-Jan Nabuurs
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Climate Change Mitigation
- Forest Carbon Sequestration
- Managed Forests
- Forest Governance
- Paris Accord