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Timo Karjalainen & Raisa Mäkipää

Contribution of forests and forestry in Finland to mitigate greenhouse effect

(Volume 4 (2000) — Numéro 4)
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This paper gives an overview of activities in Finland related to contribution of forests and forestry to mitigate greenhouse effect. Ministry of the Environment is coordinating matters related to the UN’s Framework Convention on Climate Change. National reporting of greenhouse gas inventories for land-use change and forestry category utilises forest inventory results with appropriate studies on biomass allocation and wood properties as well as national wood consumption statistics allowing to use country-specific values instead of overall default values provided in the IPCC guidelines. Several studies assessing carbon pools and fluxes, as well as impacts of forest management on carbon stocks and fluxes have been carried out in several research organisations. Further studies, especially experimental work, on the impacts of different forest management practices on forest carbon stocks and fluxes are needed. This paper provides also some views of the possible Finnish contribution to COST E21 action as well as expectations from the action.

Keywords : carbon, Finland, forest inventory, forest management, national communication

To cite this article

Timo Karjalainen & Raisa Mäkipää, «Contribution of forests and forestry in Finland to mitigate greenhouse effect», BASE [En ligne], Volume 4 (2000), Numéro 4, 275-280 URL :

About: Timo Karjalainen

European Forest Institute. Torikatu, 34. FIN–80100 Joensuu (Finland). E-mail:

About: Raisa Mäkipää

Finnish Forest Research Institute. Unioninkatu, 40A. FIN–00170 Helsinki (Finland).