HOW WE WORK
 
The CSFEP is partnering with global innovators
to build the knowledge and capacity of stakeholders to grow the
climate smart forest economy

THE 3S FRAMEWORK

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SINK

Increasing forest cover and incentivizing sustainable management of existing forest, creating carbon sinks 

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STORAGE

Encouraging the storage of carbon in sustainable forest products, creating a carbon sink in the built environment 

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SUBSTITUTION

Substituting forest products for products that have higher carbon footprints

SUPPORT IS PROVIDED THROUGH FOUR PILLARS:

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  • Collect, develop, and disseminate science-based knowledge to key actors
     

  • Develop a 3S platform providing best knowledge and tools 
     

  • Develop safeguards

  • Catalyze action to demonstrate how climate functions can be optimized
     

  • Support breakthrough initiatives demonstrating 3S approaches
     

  • Create a global registry of 3S forestry initiatives

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  • Generate dialogue to help bridge the divide between nature and bioeconomy
     

  • Create a shared agenda and clarify the forest roles across stakeholders
     

  • Understand the diversity of contexts & approaches 

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  • Engage and convince decision makers
     

  • Mobilise corporate leaders who are able to scale 3S action
     

  • Engage with policy and decision makers to support public action in favour of holistic 3S
    approaches 

OUR IMPACT

The CSFEP achieves its impact by supporting breakthrough initiatives. We select and support breakthrough initiatives that demonstrate how the Sink, carbon Storage, and fossil-carbon Substitution (3S) functions of forests and forest products can be maximized for enhanced climate, social, and economic benefits.

BREAKTHROUGH INITIATIVES

A breakthrough initiative is an on-going project capable of unlocking the full climate potential of forests and sustainable forest products in a catalytic and contagious manner. Breakthrough initiatives demonstrate that successful projects in the forest economy sector can be climate positive and unlock investment from other stakeholders in the future. The 3S framework is applied in all breakthrough initiatives in their execution.

BREAKTHROUGH INITIATIVES ARE…

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Catalytic

to unlock further activity and investment

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Contagious

with high likelihood of scale and growth

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Comprehensive

including all components of the 3S framework

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Additional

solving key barriers, playing an essential role in initiative support

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Action-oriented

supporting active and demonstratable projects

THESE INITIATIVES:

  • Have a substantial climate goal or focus for construction (e.g. are interested in becoming “zero-carbon”)
     

  • Are interested in creating something that can be certified as climate-positive externally, following market safeguards
     

  • Are facing climate-related challenges to execution (e.g. climate challenges related to awareness, availability, regulation, etc.)
     

  • Are in the design phase, where there are opportunities to influence decision-making for climate-positive outcomes
     

  • Have the potential to influence scale in a sector / location (e.g. providing a blueprint for future climate smart buildings)
     

  • Are catalytic interventions, encouraging further activity in the market
     

  • Adhere to ecological and social safeguards

BREAKTHROUGH INITIATIVES WILL:

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  • Determine the climate, social, and ecological impact of climate smart forest products, including required safeguards
     

  • Solve key barriers in the realization of full market potential, including filling information gaps and inaccuracies amongst key stakeholders

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  • Demonstrate the impact and market case for climate smart forest products to begin to shift market behaviour and perceptions
     

  • Increase the accessibility of evidence/technical know-how, dialogue with key stakeholders, and heighten issue importance

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  • Incentivize industry to responsibly invest in climate smart forest products in their supply chains

  • Create incentives and 
    remove barriers for use of climate smart forest products in supply chains, shifting market behaviour

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