Mitigate Climate Change and Use Processed or Value-Added Harvested Wood Products

  • Sumit Chakravarty
  • Anju Puri
  • Nazir A. Pala
  • Gopal Shukla


In the era of scientific advancement, technological upliftment, and modernization, poor people of the country still depend upon wood for their primary energy source. Up to the nineteenth century, wood was irreplaceable as the most important fuel and raw material for construction, agriculture, crafts, and shipbuilding. Assessments of the scope for greenhouse gases (GHG) mitigation through wood use at the different levels can be done with a combination of approaches from different disciplines. Treatment of carbon stored in harvested products varies among international, national, and voluntary project-based mitigation programs, and to recognize carbon storage in wood products within international protocols has been ongoing for the past several years. The role of carbon sinks in harvested wood products (HWPs) is generally accepted, and one of the themes discussed in the negotiations of a post-2012 agreement is the possible inclusion of HWPs in accounting of CO2 emission after 2012. In the present paper, we are discussing about the various national and international value-added wood products for storing or preserving carbon for a long time and ultimately useful option for mitigating climate change.


Life Cycle Assessment Wood Residue Wood Product Forest Carbon Carbon Price 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sumit Chakravarty
    • 1
  • Anju Puri
    • 2
  • Nazir A. Pala
    • 1
  • Gopal Shukla
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of ForestryUttar Banga Krishi ViswavidyalayaPundibariIndia
  2. 2.Barring Union Christian CollegeBatalaIndia

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