100% sustainable timber markets: the economic and business case

9th August 2016

The economic value of natural capital is beginning to be integrated into decisions by policy-makers and corporate leaders. Forests are a particularly valuable natural capital asset, providing timber while also supplying a range of ecosystem services, such as carbon sequestration, water provision, flood prevention, erosion control and biodiversity.

This initial scoping report investigates the potential for motivating businesses to commit to sustainable timber from a business case perspective.

The report aims to inform decision-makers of the benefits that expanding markets for sustainable timber could bring to the global economy, the domestic UK economy and UK businesses. It also aims to promote discussion on how to create sustainable timber markets, which WWF is inviting firms to join.

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