Can forests be protected on a voluntary basis? Forest talk with Adam Felton and Francisco X. Aguilar, SLU.
From AV-stod Stöd on 19/1/2022
Today the situation is changing, due to new challenges presented by climate change, biodiversity loss, and competing demands for multiple eco-system services - including health and recreation, clean water, and bioenergy. A fundamental question is whether to protect forests for biodiversity and facilitate a quick-acting carbon-sink, or to keep extracting wood from forests during the transition to a carbon neutral future, as a substitute for fossil fuels and a longer-term carbon sink.
In this digital event we discuss how these circumstances have created a green dilemma that stems from having alternatives pathways for forest-use, and the need to address the different challenges and goals of local- and global-level policy makers, as well as other stakeholders.
Scientists from different disciplines bring knowledge and insights to this discussion hosted/organized by the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU). The conversation was led by Lotta Möller.