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How Brazilian Tree Industry can help complying with climate change agenda linked to Sustainable Development Goals, Global Forest Goals and Brazilian NDC under Paris Agreement

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    Circular (bio) economy of Brazilian planted-forest based industry: a successful case towards a sustainable, inclusive and innovative green path
    XV World Forestry Congress, 2-6 May 2022
    2022
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    The Brazilian Tree Industry (Ibá) is the association responsible for institutionally representing the planted tree production chain with its main stakeholders. Ibá represents 50 companies and 9 state entities for products originating from planted trees, most notably wood panels, laminate flooring, pulp, paper, charcoal steel industry and biomass, as well as independent producers and financial investors. The sector holds 9 million hectares of planted trees besides 5.9 million hectares for conservation adding 7% of Brazil’s industrial Gross Domestic Product.
    Climate change has gained emergency status and requires concrete transformations, since there is no more room for the linear economy. Resources need to be intelligently used to minimize pressure on natural capital. Scaling up the sustainable bioeconomy is essential to decarbonize the economy. Committed to that change, the planted tree sector in Brazil has started to act early by investing in innovation to optimize the use of resources into valuable new solutions. This paper aims to present cases on energy, paper recycling, water circularity and the production of around 20 new products/uses coming from dozens of residues. As a brief, 95,8 % of the solid residues has at least one more use. From that, 67% of residues produce 69% of the energy demanded, contributing to a renewable energy matrix. In post-consumer waste, 67% of the paper is recycled, reducing the pressure of natural resources. In terms of water use, pulp and paper industry has decreased 75% of water needed to produce one ton of pulp and some mills and some wood panel mills have reached 100% of water circularity. This paper aims to show sectorial data and eight cases of companies from pulp and paper, panels and charcoal based steel industry moreover all benefits that (bio) circular economy brings for surrounding area of activities such as job creation, shared value, income generation etc. towards a sustainable and inclusive green path. Keywords: Adaptive and integrated management, Innovation, Economic Development ID: 3486862
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    Multiple uses of forest biomass as nature-based solution in order to increase the share of green and renewable energy at the energy matrix of several industries
    XV World Forestry Congress, 2-6 May 2022
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    The Brazilian Tree Industry (Ibá) is the association responsible for institutionally representing the planted tree production chain with its main stakeholders. Ibá represents 50 companies and 9 state entities for products originating from planted trees, most notably wood panels, laminate flooring, pulp, paper, charcoal steel industry and biomass, as well as independent producers and financial investors which together contribute with 7% of Brazil’s industrial Gross Domestic Product.
    The sector holds 9 million hectares of planted trees and 5.9 million hectares for conservation. The total forest area removes carbon from the atmosphere and stores the carbon into six carbon pools with the potential of storing 4,48 bi TCO2e.
    Forest biomass also plays an important role of avoiding carbon emission to the atmosphere when used in industry. By investing in circular bioeconomy this industry has transformed a residue from pulp mills into a source of renewable bioenergy - the black liquor, which represents 69% of the total energy needed by the sector. Adding 20% of forest biomass chip and shavings, the energy matrix of this sector reaches 89% of renewability. Additionally, Brazil is the global leader of charcoal production (12%). 1.8 ton CO2eq is avoided for each ton of pig iron. Such contribution has gained attention from ENDP and GEF, both organizations support an initiative called Sustainable Steelmaking Project - unique from Brazil and that has significant importance in social, environmental and economic aspects. The charcoal industry may also be able to increase energy production by using the gases from pyrolysis through a cogeneration process. Looking at the future, the sector has been investing in innovation to, in the mid-long term, offer bio-oils and 2nd generation ethanol which may contribute mostly for transportation industry – road and aviation. The forest carbon has an innate role at circular economy and provides renewable services and products, especially bioenergy. Keywords: Climate change, Value chain, Innovation ID: 3487071
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    Criteria and indicators for sustainable woodfuels 2010
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    Reliable, secure and safe energy sources are fundamental to the well-being and social and economic development of all societies. With growing pressure on energy resources and a heavy dependence on non-renewable fossil fuels, the world faces two key energy-related problems: the lack of a secure and affordable supply, and the threat of overconsumption leading to irreversible environmental damage. As part of the solution to these problems, many countries are looking increasingly to their biomass-en ergy resources. This publication focuses on one major source of biomass energy – woodfuels. In many developing countries, woodfuels are still commonly used for household cooking and heating and are also important for local processing industries. In many developed countries, wood-processing industries often use their wood by-products for energy production. In some countries, notably the Nordic countries, forest residues are increasingly used for industrial-scale electricity generation and heating . Several developing countries have enormous potential to produce energy from forests and trees outside forests, for both domestic use and export. However this potential is not often properly reflected in national energy-development strategies. This publication sets out principles, criteria and indicators to guide the sustainable use of woodfuel resources and the sustainable production of charcoal. It is designed to help policy- and decision-makers in forestry, energy and environment agencies, n on-governmental and other civil-society organizations and the private sector ensure that the woodfuel sector reaches its full potential as an agent of sustainable development.

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