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Controversial Role of Forests for Climate Change Mitigation

Speaker: Dr. Christopher Reyer, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research

Dr. Reyer presents the latest discussions revolving around how forests and their products and services can best contribute to climate change mitigation. Introducing the different challenges and opportunities related to afforestation, reforestation, and forest management for climate change mitigation, the main presentation focuses on using wood for construction to create a long-term carbon sink and ensuing effects of increased harvesting on biodiversity conservation and carbon sequestration in the forest.