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The wood market balance as a tool for calculating wood use's climate change mitigation effect — An example for Germany

Author:
Knauf, Marcus
Source:
Forest policy and economics 2016 v.66 pp. 18-21
ISSN:
1389-9341
Subject:
carbon, climate change, forests, inventories, markets, wood, Germany
Abstract:
A wood balance provides information on timber markets at a highly aggregated level. The wood market balance that reflects wood use at the place of consumption can serve as a tool for creating a wood carbon balance. The article shows how a wood market balance can be applied to determine the climate change mitigation effect of wood use. Together with inventory data on forest development, a wood market balance can be used to determine the forest-based sector's contribution to climate change mitigation at various levels (national or regional). The methods and results are shown for Germany and the year 2010.
Agid:
5270532