In Sweden, Ancient Forests Replaced by Monoculture 

In Sweden, Ancient Forests Replaced by Monoculture 

Tree planting seems like a straightforward, positive climate solution: plant trees to soak up carbon, green urban spaces, reduce heat. However, in Sweden, nearly a fifth of the country’s ancient growth forests have been cut down since 2000 as part of the country’s timber products sector. 

Why This Matters: The Swedish forestry model causes many of the same harms as deforestation even with no tree replacement.

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One cool thing: Sweden leads global transition to a low-carbon future

One cool thing: Sweden leads global transition to a low-carbon future

According to the International Energy Agency, Sweden is the global leader in building a low-carbon economy, with the lowest share of fossil fuels in its primary energy supply among all IEA member countries, and the second-lowest carbon-intensive economy. Sweden has been successful in its energy transformation through market-based policies that focus on energy efficiency and […]

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