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Sustainably managed forests can save at least ten times more CO2 than unmanaged

WBA, AEBIOM, ABA appeal to policy makers to take scientific results into account when establishing harmonised EU sustainability criteria and future bioenergy policy.

Professor Hubert Hasenauer from the Vienna University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences (silviculture institute) recently published a paper, based on several years of research work, which highlights the major role that managed forests play in carbon emissions mitigation compared to unmanaged forests1. One of his main conclusions is: “the effect of the managed forest as a CO2 sink is many times that of the primary forest” – in the example studied at least ten times². The results are based on carbon measurements in European unmanaged forests and sustainable managed forests. Continue reading