On April 25, 2018, the Swedish Forest Industries Federation submitted the Roadmap for fossil free competitiveness Forest Sector to the Swedish government.
The Roadmap for fossil free competitiveness Forest Sector describes how the forest's renewable raw material and the forest industry's products play a key role in the transition work for the entire society, not least for industries with significantly greater climate impact in their production.
The forest sector contributes to climate change mitigation in three overriding ways:
- by substitution, whereby biobasedproducts replace products that are produced from fossil raw materials or which cause major fossil emissions during production
- by carbon capture in the forests and in biobased products
- by reducing the sector's own use of fossil energy sources.
The report is avilable for download in English and in Swedish.