Wood-based products in low-carbon economy: Dynamics of substitution processes and their climate impacts


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Global agendas on sustainability transitions, such as the Paris agreement and Sustainable Development Goals, rely partly on substituting environmentally harmful products or production process for less harmful counterparts. The aim of SubWood is to examine the theory and empirical evidence of substitution processes in global markets, and to project the possible consequences of changing market structures to net GHG emissions in the context of forest sector modelling. Thus, besides illuminating substitution processes from the perspective of forest products markets, one of the main contributions of the project is to determine the potential contribution of the forest-based sector to the global climate change mitigation targets. The project focuses on those global markets where a significant reduction of emissions seems to be the most difficult to achieve without substitution, which facilitates determining efficient uses of scarce wood resources in a low-carbon economy.
Kort titelSubWood
Gällande start-/slutdatum01/09/201931/08/2022