IFFPA Press Release responds to publication of National Climate Mitigation Plan

IFFPA press release Wednesday 19 July 2017 Forestry and climate change: Large potential and low cost The Irish Forestry and Forest Products Association (IFFPA), the Ibec group that represents the sector, have responded to today’s publication of the National Climate Mitigation Plan, outlining the significant contribution the sector can make towards delivering an environmentally sustainable economy. Mark McAuley, Director of IFFPA, said, “Forestry has been clearly identified as one of the climate change mitigation tools that can deliver very high volumes of CO2 sequestration at a lower cost than most of the other available options. “Irish forests planted in the thirty years from 1990 to 2020 will capture 4.5 million tonnes of CO2 from the air during the period 2021 [...]

2017-12-07T16:59:54+00:00

Minister Doyle Launches Timber Forecast and GIS Portal

Andrew Doyle, T.D., Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine with responsibility for forestry, today launched the All Ireland Roundwood Production Forecast 2016-2035. A demonstration of the Department’s new GIS Portal, which displays Timber Production Forecast results geographically, was also provided at the launch. Welcoming the new Forecast and noting that the increased output of roundwood in the forecasted period will be predominantly from privately-owned forests, Minister Doyle said that; “while the mobilisation of the privately owned wood resource has been identified as a challenge, I would like to highlight the measures being taken by my Department to address this challenge, including the availability of a Forest Roads Scheme under the Forestry Programme and support [...]

2017-12-07T16:59:54+00:00