Board Converting News, March 28, 2022

Forest Management (CONT’D FROM PAGE 40)


ture and store carbon, acting as carbon sources or carbon sinks: a forest is considered a carbon source if it releases more carbon than it absorbs, and a carbon sink if it ab- sorbs more carbon from the atmosphere than it releases. The Canadian government knows this and has com- mitted to plant two billion additional trees by 2030, which would represent a 40 percent annual increase in the num- ber of trees already being planted, and would lower emis- sions by up to 12 megatonnes annually by 2050 by remov- ing carbon from the atmosphere. Considering the carbon storage by forests is just one of the many recommendations from a new report by the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), Forest Products in the Global Bioeconomy: Enabling sub- stitution by wood-based products and contributing to the Sustainable Development Goals; which speaks to the role forest products have in helping to combat climate change: “There is strong evidence at product level that wood products are associated with lower GHG emissions over their entire life cycle when compared to products made from non-renewable or emissions-intensive materials. A review of 488 substitution factors obtained from 64 pub- lished studies indicates that the use of wood and wood- based products is generally associated with lower fossil and process-based emissions when compared to non- wood, functionally equivalent products. However, over three-quarters of studies in the literature focus on the con- struction sector and significantly less information exists for other traditional forest products such as paper for printing, writing, and packaging, or emerging forest products.” As Two Sides North America’s Kathi Rowzie explained in Can Paper Help Save the Planet?: “The document left open for later study the extent to which paper and pa- per-based packaging may serve as substitutes for non- wood products in the search for those that contribute to the net reduction of greenhouse gases, but there’s little doubt that any product sourced from materials that are grown and regrown are better for combating climate change than the non-paper alternatives.” In addition to the FAO’s new report, the Forest Products Association of Canadarecently released the documentary, Capturing Carbon, highlighting the role of sustainable for- est management and wood products in helping to mitigate climate change; and the World Business Council for Sus- tainable Development released its Forest Sector Net-Zero Roadmap, about the forest sector’s role in enabling the transition to a net-zero economy. These are just a few of the developments related to forestry’s role in addressing climate change, which PPEC is monitoring. When we use and recycle paper-based packaging, we all play a part in protecting and replenishing our renewable resources, contributing to the sustainable management of Canada’s forests, and supporting the circular economy of the paper-based packaging industry. Rachel Kagan is Executive Director of the PPEC .

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