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1 Climate Change Regime and Its Implications to Forest Management Climate Change Regime and Its Implications to Forest Management Satoshi Akahori Forestry Agency, JAPAN Aug

2 Role of Forest Management in the Climate Change Regime UNFCCC  Article2: How Forest Management could contribute to ‘Ultimate Objective’?  Article 4.1(d): Sustainable forest management identified as part of commitment Kyoto Protocol  Article2.1(a)( ⅱ ): Required to implement further policies and measures on SFM to achieve emission reduction commitments under Article3

3 ARD and FM Current rules agreed at Marrakech  Art.3.3: ARD Mandatory  Art.3.4: FM voluntary, G-N, activity-based approach with cap  Provided incentives for SFM, enhancing contribution to mitigation benefit  Issues realized through implementation  Build on Kyoto, or.....?

4 Time-frame Perspective Commitment Period relatively short-term (for foresters) but need to have long-term perspective for mitigation Same goes for mitigation benefit in forest sector ❖ IPCC AR4 : mitigation benefit through SFM in the long-term Relatively longer rotation period with forestry  10years : Tropical Zone (fast-growing)  50years : Temperate Zone  100years or more : Boreal Zone Forest policy and measures with longer-time perspective, difficulty in dealing with quick changes

5 Source: FFPRI (Forestry and Forest Products Research Institute, Japan) SFM and Carbon Sequestration Emissions and removals by above- and belowground biomass pools HWP not included Theoretically, SFM would lead to either  Normal Forest (with artificial regeneration)  Extreme Stage (with natural regeneration) In the long-run, growth (=sequestration) would be diminished even with proper management scheme  Removals per year is assumed to decrease in most of the Annex Ⅰ countries in coming years

6 Expectation for the future framework Forest carbon sink would…  be properly recognized as climate change policy  continue to contribute to climate change mitigation  be properly accounted for, not benefiting/penalizing certain type/age structure of forest Incentive would continue to be provided to SFM to realize the potential of the sector

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