To become carbon neutral, France and the EU must preserve carbon storage in forests, while greatly increasing carbon storage in biomaterials. Unfortunately, however, the forest carbon sink is tending to deteriorate, particularly as a result of climate change. And much work is needed to increase the proportion of harvested wood used in biomaterial production.
While much public funding is currently dedicated to forest management and the wood industry, we must ensure that it has a positive effect on both climate change mitigation and adaptation. For this reason, in addition to its work on the carbon certification of forestry projects, I4CE evaluates public policies and funding and provides food for thought for public decision makers and stakeholders, especially in the economic sectors. The Institute brings these stakeholders together in its Carbon Forest and Wood Club.