Forest products conversion factors

Carbon emission reductions from the use of wood into sustainable products has been considered in the context of the UNFCCC for over a decade and it has recently gained importance as the pool of carbon in forest products can be selected to account for official greenhouse gas emission reductions.

We are seeking a student to a) compile forest products conversion factors, specific as much as possible for the forest products that are contained in the UN Harmonized System commodity classification system. In a next step b) the target is to visualize global carbon flows associated with forest products trade. The student could work on this topic at the EFI headquarters in Joensuu.