Harvested forests provide significant greenhouse gas benefits

medium_Forest Regeneration - Greens Highway 20 December, 2012_0.jpgA landmark NSW report published in an international forest journal has, for the first time, highlighted the potential role of production forests in reducing Australia’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The report, ‘Harvested forests provide the greatest ongoing greenhouse gas benefits’, examined key aspects of GHG outcomes for managed multiple use production forests and conservation forests in NSW. For a copy of the media release and link to the full report go to:
The report demonstrates the managed, multiple use forests have the capacity to store carbon on-site, produce wood products (lowest carbon emissions of other building materials) and residues that can be used for generating renewable energy.