Dr. Elaine Oneil Explains

Dr. Elaine Oneil, WFFA Executive Director and also Director or Science and Sustainability for CORRIM, explains in this 4 minute video how sustainable forests and long-lived wood products integrate to form a powerful climate mitigation strategy. Wood products keep carbon out of the atmosphere for their entire life – which for a mass timber building, could be more than 100 years. More importantly, if a product wasn’t made from wood, it would almost certainly be made from a material that requires the release of significant amounts of fossil-carbon into the atmosphere. A sustainably managed forest holds less carbon than a mature natural forest, but the amount of carbon a mature natural forest holds, averaged over time and landscape, does not increase.