We ensure responsibly sourced wood based biomass
Energy is central to nearly every major challenge and opportunity the world faces today. Be it for jobs, security, climate change, food production or increasing incomes, access to energy for all is essential.
Affordable biomass like wood is an important source of energy. Globally, 2.6 billion people depend on wood energy, with a large proportion of these living in developing countries.
The demand for wood energy is currently increasing, exacerbating deforestation. Forest biomass can, however, provide a good alternative to fossil fuels, potentially reducing the climate impacts of energy production. Sustainable forest management helps to minimize greenhouse gas emissions related to the production of biomass.
FSC certification can be used to ensure that wood based biomass is responsibly sourced, making wood energy an effective alternative to fossil fuels. In this way, FSC contributes to goal 7 of affordable and clean energy.
FSC forest management requirements and FSC features that contribute to goal 7 Affordable and clean energy:
• FSC’s Principles and Criteria
• FSC’s national forest management standards
Sources and more information:
https://www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/energy/, https://ic.fsc.org/en/web-page-/fsc-contributions-to-achieving-the-sust…, https://ic.fsc.org/en/document-center/id/59, https://ic.fsc.org/en/document-center/id/335