Rethinking Our Carbon Future

Forests are part of the solution.

What is the most effective and sustainable ‘technology’ we have to meet the challenges of climate change? Forests. Working with other renewables, bioenergy is helping us reduce our dependence on fossil fuels. Mass timber is reducing the need for carbon intensive materials in our buildings. And wood and fiber based packaging is replacing the plastics and other non-renewable materials in the products we rely on every day.

See how forests - and their products and benefits - are providing innovative solutions to help us rethink our carbon future for the better.

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FORESTS ARE THE FUTURE | Shabnam Sanaei, Domtar

Shabnam is a bio-chemical engineer from Iran who traded oil and gas for renewable wood.


The Importance of Forests in Mitigating Climate Change

Forests and forest products capture almost 15% of our carbon emissions each year. Learn more about the importance of forests in mitigating climate change.

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How Can We Serve What We Don’t Understand

What are our forests really made of? From the air, ecologist Greg Asner uses a spectrometer and high-powered lasers to map nature in meticulous kaleidoscopic 3D detail — what he calls “a very high-tech accounting system” of carbon in this Ted Talks video