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Fact sheets on sustainable forest management

Die Collaborativ Partnership on Forests (CPF, „an informal, voluntary arrangement among 14 international organizations and secretariats with substantial programmes on forests“, quelle) hat acht Fact Sheets zur nachhaltigen Waldbewirtschaftung veröffentlicht, von denen ich das Erste über die vielfältigen Funktionen der Wälder (Multiple functions of forests) las. Darin sind so interessante Statements wie:

  • While deforestation and forest degradation cause an estimated 17.4 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions, global carbon analyses7 show that the world’s existing forests are a large and persistent carbon sink; they sequestered an estimated 2.4 + 0.4 gigatonnes of carbon per year in the period 1990–2007, which was more than 7 percent of total annual greenhouse gas emissions in 2004. (p. 2)
  • An estimated 1.6 billion people use forests as sources of livelihoods and income, for example by gathering building materials, fruits, nuts, mushrooms, honey and medicinal plants, harvesting wood, grazing livestock and hunting game. (p. 2)
  • The global trade in wood and wood products was worth over US$200 billion in 2010 (the value of non-wood forest products is more difficult to quantify). (p. 2)
  • Forests harbour an estimated three-quarters of all terrestrial plant and animal species, the majority in tropical forests. (p. 2)
  • The idea of payments for reduced emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD+ – see fact sheet 5) is also emerging and taking firm shape in voluntary carbon markets. In 2010, REDD+ clearly surpassed the volume of carbon supplied by any other project type in such markets, supplying two-thirds of the carbon dioxide equivalents contracted in the primary market. (p. 2)

Einige Punkte erscheinen total einleuchtend, andere sind sicherlich zu hinterfragen und zu kritisieren (bspw. carbon markets). Als kurz&gut-Einführung sicherlich hilfreich und verständich. Wenn ich Zeit habe nehme ich mir auch die anderen sieben Fact Sheets noch zur Brust.

Die Fact Sheets:

  1. Multiple functions of forests
  2. Primary forests
  3. Food security and livelihoods
  4. Indigenous peoples
  5. REDD-plus
  6. Biodiversity
  7. Gender
  8. Adaptation to climate change

Hier verlinkt alle in englisch, sie sind aber auch auf französisch und spanisch herunterladbar.

Gut Holz,