Facts and Trends: Forests, forest products, carbon & energy provides an overview of simple facts and trends about forests, forest products, carbon and energy. Developed by WBCSD Forest Solutions Group members with extensive technical support from the National Council for Air and Stream Improvement (NCASI), it supports the ongoing dialogue within the WBCSD membership and with other forest-focused stakeholders in government, civil society and business.
The emphasis of this document is on facts and trends driving the forest product industry today and in the near future. It underlines the importance of sustainable forest management and the forest-based industry in a resource-constrained world and its indispensability to a future low-carbon and bio-based economy.
This document uses existing data from the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations, documents prepared by the World Resources Institute (WRI), and publically available resources from many other research organizations and scientists.