Behind the Facts: Fact 3

The Wood CO2ts less campaign encourages using more wood as a way to reduce CO2 emissions and fight climate change.

The campaign is based on several core facts: each backed by evidence and research set out below. Read more about the evidence behind the facts, and use the buttons below to navigate through the facts or return to the Wood CO2ts less home page. 




Fact 3


More trees are planted and the size of the European forest carbon  sink continues to grow 

“Europe’s forest area expanded by 17.5 m hectares in the last 25 years”
Forest Europe. State of Europe’s Forests 2015, (p72)

“90% of EU wood consumption is supplied from EU forests” 
CEI-Bois. Wood – Building the Bio-economy, (p19), 2019

"Since 1993, Europe’s forests have been subject to Forest Europe’s guidelines, criteria and indicators for sustainable forest management” 
CEI-Bois. Wood – Building the Bio-economy, (p24), 2019


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