Move to set science-based targets for timber sector as threat to northern forests grows

Environmentalists warn that clear-cut logging permitted by the FSC and poor forestry management practices are undermining the ability slow-growing boreal forests to store carbon. Angeli Mehta reports

While the focus of efforts to end deforestation has been on tropical rainforests, home to the majority of the world's biodiversity, ancient woodlands in the northern hemisphere are also critically important, storing the carbon equivalent of nearly twice the world's recoverable oil reserves in their soil.

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Certification, Forests, Logging, Certification
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Natural Forest
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