“We have good forest management to thank for the growth of forest resources and the carbon sink in Finland,” says Korhonen.
“By making smart use of forests, we offer a solution to the carbon question instead of causing a problem, since it enables us to reduce the use of raw materials harmful to the climate,” he adds.
A growing forest absorbs more carbon dioxide
Active and timely forest management measures help ensure the availability of Finnish wood raw material, prevent deforestation, improve the wellbeing of forests and increase the growth of forest resources – as well as carbon storage.
“Sustainable forest use benefits the economy, recreational use and the climate, since a well-growing forest absorbs more carbon dioxide than an old forest nearing the end of its growth,” says Vesa Junnikkala, Sustainability Director for Metsä Group’s Wood Supply and Forest Services.