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Authordc.contributor.authorPasternack, Rachel
Authordc.contributor.authorWishnie, Mark
Authordc.contributor.authorClarke, Caitlin
Authordc.contributor.authorWang, Yangyang
Authordc.contributor.authorBelair, Ethan
Authordc.contributor.authorMarshall, Steve
Authordc.contributor.authorGu, Hongmei
Authordc.contributor.authorNepal, Prakash
Authordc.contributor.authorDolezal, Franz
Authordc.contributor.authorLomax, Guy
Authordc.contributor.authorJohnston, Graig
Authordc.contributor.authorFelmer, Gabriel
Authordc.contributor.authorMorales Vera, Rodrigo
Authordc.contributor.authorPuettmann, Maureen
Authordc.contributor.authorVan den Hueve, Robyn
Cita de ítemdc.identifier.citationSustainability 2022, 14, 758es_ES
Abstractdc.description.abstractAs the need to address climate change grows more urgent, policymakers, businesses, and others are seeking innovative approaches to remove carbon dioxide emissions from the atmosphere and decarbonize hard-to-abate sectors. Forests can play a role in reducing atmospheric carbon. However, there is disagreement over whether forests are most effective in reducing carbon emissions when left alone versus managed for sustainable harvesting and wood product production. Cross-laminated timber is at the forefront of the mass timber movement, which is enabling designers, engineers, and other stakeholders to build taller wood buildings. Several recent studies have shown that substituting mass timber for steel and concrete in mid-rise buildings can reduce the emissions associated with manufacturing, transporting, and installing building materials by 13%-26.5%. However, the prospect of increased utilization of wood products as a climate solution also raises questions about the impact of increased demand for wood on forest carbon stocks, on forest condition, and on the provision of the many other critical social and environmental benefits that healthy forests can provide. A holistic assessment of the total climate impact of forest product demand across product substitution, carbon storage in materials, current and future forest carbon stock, and forest area and condition is challenging, but it is important to understand the impact of increased mass timber utilization on forests and climate, and therefore also on which safeguards might be necessary to ensure positive outcomes. To thus assess the potential impacts, both positive and negative, of greater mass timber utilization on forests ecosystems and emissions associated with the built environment, The Nature Conservancy (TNC) initiated a global mass timber impact assessment (GMTIA), a five-part, highly collaborative research program focused on understanding the potential benefits and risks of increased demand for mass timber products on forests and identifying appropriate safeguards to ensure positive outcomes.es_ES
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Keywordsdc.subjectMass timberes_ES
Keywordsdc.subjectCarbon storagees_ES
Keywordsdc.subjectLifecycle analysises_ES
Keywordsdc.subjectRegional demand assessmentses_ES
Keywordsdc.subjectGlobal trade modellinges_ES
Keywordsdc.subjectClimate changees_ES
Keywordsdc.subjectForest impact assessmentses_ES
Keywordsdc.subjectSustainable forest managementes_ES
Títulodc.titleWhat is the impact of mass timber utilization on climate and forests?es_ES
Document typedc.typeArtículo de revistaes_ES
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