An analysis of forest management practices as a carbon mitigation strategy
Pragati Verma, PK Ghosh
Rising population, unlimited energy consumption and huge pressure on natural resources have caused climate to change. Global temperature is rising uncontrollably which impact is not limited to a region or country and it will hit harder those who are already living in food insecurity and poverty. Climate change is a grave challenge before current and future generations. Recognizing the worldwide need of immediate action against climate change, 195 Parties agreed to Paris Agreement to limit the global temperature. A lot of studies suggest that the global mitigation goals of reducing carbon emissions cannot be achieved without the involvement of forests along with the improved forest management practices. Forests provide a fast and cost-effective medium of removing emitted carbon. The practice of forest management aims to maintain or enhance forest carbon stocks while fulfilling the society’s needs of energy, fibre and timber. A good forest management practice contributes significantly to a global cost-effective carbon mitigation portfolio which renders synergies with adaptation and sustainable development.