FARMING, FISHERIES AND FORESTRY SIGNATORY EVENT
Stefanie Kaiser, Confederation of Forest Industries, Communications manager;
''The right tree in the right place – opportunities for forestry and timber to contribute to climate change mitigation''
Whilst tree planting has become a quick go-to solution for many CSR-focused firms, and interest in forest carbon assets has sky-rocketed since the start of the pandemic, the focus in forestry should lie on putting ‘the right tree in the right place’. A mosaic of forest types is needed to deliver the different ecosystem services provided by woodlands – from habitats for wildlife, to flood prevention, but also climate change mitigation: trees capture and store carbon from the atmosphere, and wood can help reduce emissions by replacing materials such as concrete or steel.
Panel Speakers will be:
Pete Smith, Professor of Soils & Global Change, University of Aberdeen.
“Farming & Fisheries & Forestry – the role of the food system and land use in addressing climate change”.
The food system accounts of around a third of all greenhouse gas emissions. A transformation of the food system, what we eat and how we farm and fish is required to address global nutrition security and climate change. I highlight the opportunities and limits to this global transition.
Kara Brydson, Fisheries Innovation Scotland, Executive Director.
" Making change on the water – how innovation in fishing can help Scotland fight the climate emergency."
FIS believes that innovation is the key to greater prosperity and sustainability in Scottish seafood. Executive Director Kara Brydson will talk about the partnerships taking practical steps to reduce the industry’s carbon footprint.