The Good Wood value chain model takes the integrated forest–industry–market approach, developed in Sweden, and applies it to tropical forests in the Global South. We believe it will enable us transform the entire tropical forestry industry from degrading and unsustainable to productive and even improving forest conditions.
I love this idea, but it is still only theory. In close partnership with Eco-Innovation Foundation, I am leading research to further develop the science behind it, critically evaluate and and quantify the outcomes, and estimate its potential impact. Specifically we are working to:
Watch my presentation (manifesto) here: https://play.slu.se/qc/?id=r921jk (begins around 21:40).
If you are interested in any of this, GET IN TOUCH!
Climate-effective reduced impact logging (RIL-C)
With colleagues at The Nature Conservancy and universities around the world, we found that RIL-C has the potential to reduce emissions by almost half from selectively logged natural tropical forests.
See our Special Issue
SG0258: Sustainable Forest Management & Land Use in the Tropics
We are offering a new course at SLU in
Umeå. We alternate between field trips to Mozambique (2020) and Sabah in Malaysian Borneo (2021).
See course website.