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Carbon and Harvested Wood Products: Exploring the Science of Carbon Storage in Diverse Wood Products
Harvested wood products (HWPs) can play an important role in increasing the carbon sequestration and storage capacity of our forests. Directly, HWPs retain a portion of the carbon that was initially sequestered and then stored by the trees used in their production. Indirectly, but perhaps even more importantly, HWPs coming from sustainably managed forests can contribute to net emissions reductions via their displacement of more emissions-intensive products, like concrete and steel. The upcoming Latte and Learn session on ‘Carbon and Harvested Wood Products’ will address: the science of carbon storage in diverse wood products; the importance of the substitution effect; the role of innovative products and thinking, including mass timber construction and a circular bioeconomy; socioeconomic considerations and the role HWPs can play in avoiding deforestation; and the mechanisms needed to bolster, measure, and monitor the sustainability of our forestlands and HWP production. The presentations and subsequent discussion will focus on the science rather than the politics behind carbon and HWPs.

May 11, 2021 09:00 AM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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