Forests and climate

Growing forests and products made from wood play a significant role in the fight against climate change. Sustainable forestry regenerates forests, and ensures that new trees are planted to replace those that are harvested. As trees grow, they sequester carbon dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere, and the carbon cycle continues. When trees are harvested, the carbon stored in the wood fibers stays in the products made from that wood.

When renewable products are chosen to replace fossil-based or other non-renewable alternatives, they have significant benefits for society. Eventually, when the products have reached the end of their lifecycle, they can also be used as renewable and carbon neutral energy that can replace fossil-based energy.

Fighting against climate change with healthy forests

Stora Enso’s aim is to develop the forest carbon sequestration potential and the reduction of value chain emissions in our operations. It is estimated that our own forests remove 1.5 million tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere annually. In addition to that, we purchase wood that sequesters another 5 million tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) every year. As a company, we will keep researching both traditional methods and innovative solutions to help fight climate change. We want to be part of the solution.

Aerial view of a forest road
Climate benefits

More science-based evidence for climate impact

How can we claim that Stora Enso's climate impact is positive?

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1.5 million the amount of of CO2 our own forests remove from the atmosphere annually
5 million the amount of CO2 that the wood we purchase sequesters annually
3 million annual forest growth, cubic metres