Special Issue "Modeling National and Global Forest Product Markets and Trade"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (9 June 2023) | Viewed by 4697
Interests: forest policy and economics; forest product markets and trade; forest sector modeling; economics of forest-based climate change mitigation
Interests: wood product markets; forest sector modelling; bio-economy; economics
Interests: forest economics; disturbance; climate change; economic dynamics; landowner behavior
Forests and the wood products sector are complex but integral systems of the global economy, spanning multiple sectors and countries along the value-added chain, linked through international trade of wood products. Forests and wood products play crucial roles in global climate change mitigation. Therefore, regional decisions in forest management activities and consumption and production of forest products have implications for other countries as well. Because the sector has diverse and partly interlinked subsectors, its analysis requires the holistic consideration of intersectoral competition, e.g., for raw materials, as well as technological and socio-economic interdependences, both domestically and internationally. The forest sector is characterized by additional specific features, e.g., long-term planning horizons and operating perspectives as well as restricted resources allocation, making planning and decision processes even more complex. At the same time, there is a lack of consistent information on the realistic long-term alternatives for the use of forest resources. The eventual consumption decisions are made by consumers and many alternative materials compete in the markets and in the manufacturing processes of wood and wood products. Modelling approaches are well-proven and frequently used instruments for the analysis of trends and long-term developments of forests and the wood products sector.
This Special Issue intends to focus on the most recent advances in forest sector modeling and how these developed models have been applied to forest product markets in the context of the global bioeconomy. Themes that could be addressed in this issue include, but are not limited to are:
- Impacts of the pandemic or other shocks on forests and the wood products sector.
- Forest sector impacts of future increases in use of new and emerging wood products (e.g., mass timber, nanocellulose, wood-derived chemicals).
- Impacts on forests and the wood products sector of trade tariff and non-tariff related barriers (e.g., trade sanctions for Russian wood products).
- Carbon mitigation benefits of forests and the wood products sector including avoided emissions benefits due to substitution of wood products for carbon-intensive non-wood materials.
- Effects on forests and the wood products sector of increases in forest areas resulting from climate mitigation efforts (e.g., Bonn challenge, trillion tree initiative).
- Effects of future increases in protected areas resulting from proposed global 30X30 targets.
- Carbon offset markets and payments for forest sector carbon.
- Forest fuels reduction treatments and wood energy markets.
- Impacts of climate smart forestry strategies on forest carbon and wood products market.
- Effects of climate change on forests (e.g., changes in forest productivity) and the associated impacts on wood products market.
Dr. Prakash Nepal
Dr. Franziska Schier
Dr. Jesse Henderson
Dr. Jinggang Guo
Manuscript Submission Information
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- traditional wood products
- new and emerging wood products
- forest carbon
- harvested wood products carbon
- international trade
- avoided emissions
- climate smart forestry
- wood energy
- forest sector outlook
- environmental policy