Expanding Reduced Impact Logging
|Description:||Increasing the share of produced wood yielded with Reduced Impact Logging (RIL) practices instead of conventional logging practices.|
|Is implemented in:||Forest management|
|Associated theme items:||Forestry (Land use)|
Associated policy response component
Effects of this policy intervention on components
Component: Forest management
Effect : RIL leads to lower loss of biodiversity in forest areas, and it can have impacts on C pools and fluxes as less residues are produced per unit harvested wood product.
Component: Carbon cycle and natural vegetation
Effect : RIL can change the volume of the C pools in the soil and vegetation pools and reduces the human induced land-use change emissions.
Component: Terrestrial biodiversity
Effect : The impacts on biodiversity is lower using RIL practices instead of the conventional practices. This because (i) less forets will be used (higher biodiversity on large scale); (ii) a better and faster regrowth of the harvested forests, also thus a long-term increasing biodiversity also within these forests.