Behind the Facts: Fact 1

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 1

Trees capture CO₂ from the atmosphere and store it as carbon

“Each 1m3 of wood grown by a tree holds 0.9 tonnes of CO₂ ‘sequestered’ from the atmosphere”
CEI-Bois. Wood – Building the Bio-economy, (p9), 2019 

“Between 2005 and 2015 the average annual sequestration of carbon in forest biomass reached 719 million tonnes in the European region and 414 million tonnes in the EU-28. This corresponds to about 9% of the net greenhouse gas emissions for the European region and the EU-28.”
Forest Europe. State of Europe’s Forests 2015, (p23)



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