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Title: Global Sustainable Timber Supply And Demand

Source: In: Sustainable Development in the forest products Industry, Chapter 2 GLOBAL SUSTAINABLE TIMBER SUPPLY AND DEMAND; pp. 29-41; 2010

Author(s): Ince, Peter J.

Publication Year: 2010  View PDF »

Category: Conference Proceedings
Associated Research Project(s):   FPL-4851-3A

Abstract: Industrial timber use has provided timber revenue that has helped make timber supply and demand more sustainable in the leading timber producing regions of the world. Sustainable development im-plies not consuming more resources today than we can replace tomorrow, but sustainable forest man-agement implies more than merely a non-declining supply of timber. Forests as a whole provide vital ecosystem services, as important atmospheric carbon sinks for example. According to the Intergovern-mental Panel on Climate Change, global deforestation is a major contributor to global atmospheric car-bon emissionsand greenhouse gases, while forest growth is a major factor in removals of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, and thus forest management and forest growth count among the largest available offsets of atmospheric carbon emissions (Nabuurs et al., 2007) conomical industrial timber utilization is a vital element in sustaining forests and avoiding large-scale deforestation, not by avoiding timber harvest but by making forestry more economical and sustainable.

Keywords: Forest products, statistics, marketing, economic aspects, renewable natural resources, utilization, sustainable forestry, market surveys, timber supply, supply, demand, timber, forest products industry, forecasting, economic forecasting, lumber trade, forest resources

Publication Review Process: Informally Refereed (Peer-Reviewed)

File size: 1 kb(s)

Date posted: 07/12/2011

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