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Carbon Forest and Wood Club

Promoting the French forest and wood-products sector’s role in the fight against climate change

Today, carbon has a value, thanks to the emergence of various national and international markets that were set up in the wake of the Kyoto Protocol. However, the forest & wood products sector has been only marginally affected by these incentives, mainly through the use of wood as energy.

The aim of Club Carbone Forêt-Bois, which was created in 2010, is to put in place the practical conditions required to enable the entire forest & wood products sector to benefit from new revenue sources created by using the carbon markets.
Club Carbone Forêt-Bois aims to unite France’s research endeavours, in three stages:

  • Analysing existing mechanisms for deriving value from forest carbon (Kyoto Protocol project mechanisms, voluntary projects and the Australian and New Zealand systems);
  • Pooling feedback from France and abroad;
  • Developing economic tools to derive value from carbon where there is a lack of such tools.

Club Carbone Forêt-Bois is a not-for-profit Club. Research carried out by the club and presented at meetings is pooled and partly funded by the annual subscriptions paid by club members.

1. A network of academic and professional experts

The research provided by Club Carbone Forêt-Bois is enriched by contributions from a wide range of experts, including those working with its founders:

2. Club Carbone Forêt-Bois’ services

Club Carbone Forêt-Bois is structured around two one-day meetings every year. These meetings are based on the presentation of a summary report including:

  • A summary of the latest published scientific research on carbon sequestration in the forest & wood products sector;
  • Key forest sector statistics;
  • Feedback on how to derive value from carbon in forest & wood-products projects;
  • A presentation of the institutional framework;
  • A half-yearly focus based on a current theme.

3. Club Carbone Forêt-Bois’ 2012 programme

Club Carbone Forêt-Bois’ launch meeting was held on June 30th 2010. This meeting provided an opportunity to review the current situation in respect of deriving value from carbon in the forest & wood products industry, and to approve the 2010-2011 work programme.

4. Club Carbone Forêt-Bois’ members

Club Carbone Forêt-Bois brings together players involved in the forest & wood products sector in France, who wish to make an active contribution to deriving value from carbon within the sector: local authorities, public organisations, private companies and associations.