22 Sep 2021

Join our FSC Friday Open Day at Havwoods Manchester Showroom on 24th September and enjoy lunch at 12:00-14:00. Sustainable forestry matters are close to our hearts here at Havwoods, which is why we are celebrating the FSC Friday – come and join us!

As the Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) and its supporters celebrate its international name day, FSC Friday, on 24 September, FSC reconfirms its support for international climate change initiatives and highlights the important contribution responsible forestry makes to these efforts.

Forests play an essential role in climate regulation. Together with oceans, forests are the key ecosystems the planet uses to remove the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere. Nearly 2.6 billion tonnes, or one-third of all CO2 released from fossil fuels are absorbed by forests every year. Even with forestry operations and processing, forests function as net-removers of CO2. 1 The Paris Agreement (COP 21) highlighted the importance of forests in response to climate change and called on all countries to conserve carbon sinks in forests.

Bearing in mind an average hardwood tree can store as much as 21kgs of CO2 every year, a forests’ role in helping stabilise the climate cannot be overstated. Halting the loss and degradation of natural systems such as forests, and promoting their restoration, they have the potential to contribute over one-third of efforts to mitigate climate change. FSC is a nature-based solution for sustainable forest management, including biodiversity protection, nature conservation and forest landscape restoration. FSC’s standards play an important role in maintaining forest cover, preventing deforestation and forest degradation. These are vital elements in the global climate change agenda to prevent the planet passing the 1.50C temperature increase.

Join us in celebrating FSC Friday and continue to support forestry as a nature-based solution to climate change.