While the human and environmental costs of climate change play out before our eyes — from a devastating wildfire season on the U.S. West Coast to severe storms brewing in the Atlantic — an alarming new report makes the future economic costs all the more clear.
Stream a Replay of the Climate Week event with International Paper and The Nature Conservancy
How we manage forests is a critical, yet often overlooked, solution in the fight against climate change. Improvements to land stewardship – Natural Climate Solutions – could cost-effectively avoid 11 gigatons of CO2 emissions per year, or one third of the mitigation needed to meet global climate commitments.
International Paper to host first Climate Week event, the biggest climate summit of the year presented by the Climate Group.
Climate Week, an annual event hosted by the Climate Group, is the biggest climate summit taking place this year, and International Paper will be hosting its first #ClimateWeekNYC event during the summit.
The journey from tree, to pulp, to paper is a long one. It doesn’t happen overnight or without the input of people across the supply chain. And because that journey impacts forests around the world, we aim to have it begin and end with sustainability at its core.
BEATRICE MOULIANITAKI, Head of Sustainable Sourcing
The world loves chocolate. But the world needs trees – now more than ever. The challenge is that trees are disappearing at alarming rates and sometimes that is due to the production of cocoa to make chocolate. In the past 60 years, 90% of Côte d’Ivoire’s forests have disappeared according to NGO Mighty Earth.
It’s a situation that strikes home for me having grown up around trees on the island of Crete. I take this issue seriously, and for me, it’s personal.
New program activates America’s family forest owners in addressing climate change
WASHINGTON, February 24, 2020 /3BL Media/ – The American Forest Foundation (AFF) announced today that International Paper, one of the world's leading producers of fiber-based packaging, pulp and paper, has joined AFF and its partner, The Nature Conservancy (TNC), in supporting the newly-created Family Forest Carbon Program (FFCP) to enhance carbon sequestration in family owned forest land across the U.S.
As we continue to order more online, get more delivered to our homes in boxes, and swap polluting materials for renewable fiber-based alternatives, what effect does this have on the future of our world’s forests?
Contrary to popular belief, the production and use of forest products, which includes everything from corrugated boxes and printing paper to the fiber used to make hygiene products, doesn’t necessarily lead to less forest. In fact, demand for forest products can actually lead to more forestland.
This year, the Foundation planted more than 12 million trees in forests through partnerships with the U.S. Forest Service, the National Association of State Foresters, and international partners.
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This year, the Arbor Day Foundation supported reforestation work in 11 National Forests across the country, including Fremont-Winema National Forest. In 2012 the Barry Point Fire raged through this National Forest, burning nearly 93,000 acres, and three additional smaller wildfires broke out within the forest in 2017.
Thanks to support from members and partners, efforts are now underway to replant the area and ensure this National Forest continues to thrive.
Baskahegan Company and UFP International, Certified by SCS Global Services, are Among Award Recipients
ATLANTA, November 21, 2019 /3BL Media/– SCS Global Services celebrates longtime Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC) certificate holders Baskahegan Company and UFP International as 2019 FSC Leadership Award recipients, among 13 winners, at a ceremony during Greenbuild in Atlanta on Wednesday.