Swedish forestry sector's climate contribution

The Swedish forest industry has a positive effect on the global climate equivalent to 93 million tonnes of carbon dioxide per year, when both forest and forest products are taken into account. This means that the positive climate effect of the forest industry is almost as great as the total Swedish consumption of 100 million tonnes of carbon dioxide per year.

This report analyses the role in global climate change of the Swedish forestry sector in 2017. The overall effect is taken as the sum of net carbon sink in the forest, fossil emissions in the value chain, and the reduction of fossil emissions by substitution which arise when forest products replace fossil-based alternatives such as cement, steel, plastic and fossil fuel combustion.