Life Cycle Assessment of Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Domestic Woodheating
Use of fossil fuels is the main cause of the increase in atmospheric CO2, which in turn is a major cause of global warming. Sustainable firewood production systems have the potential to reduce fossil fuel use and attendant CO2 emissions.
Carbon Storage and Climate Change
While the storage of carbon in forests is well understood, the important contribution that wood (both in service and after disposal) makes to carbon storage is less well-recognised.