Together with the rest of society, the timber industry should work within the planetary boundaries. Forests have a special role in the climate problem, because re-growing forests (not plantations) is the only benign and effective way of removing carbon from the atmosphere. Since half of all living plant biomass has disappeared due to human activity there is a large potential of reducing atmospheric carbon levels by reforestation and by restoring degraded forest areas.

In order to maximize climate mitigation effects in Scandinavian forests (and probably world-wide):

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