Woodco Biotechnology Position Statement - November 2016
Submitted by the Woodco Board: Click here to view
Woodco Climate Change Contribution
Woodco's submission on New Zealand's post-2020 climate change contribution under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change - 6 June 2015 - Download - (.pdf) (171.56 KB)
New Zealand ETS Review 2015 / 16 - 29 April 2016
Woodco welcomes the opportunity to make a second submission on the ETS Review 2015/16 as set out in the Discussion Document of 24 November 2015 and the Forestry Technical Note of March 2016. Please note that the WPMA has also made a submission on the ETS Review via the Wood Council of New Zealand... read more
23 February 2016
The forest sector contributes positively to a lowered C emissions goal both in terms of the growing forests and the wood products that are delivered. The entire industry is based on a sustainable and infinitely renewable resource. As well as other environmental benefits, one of the strong unique characteristics of the industry is the absorption and storage of carbon as well as large scale use of energy from wood to replace fossil fuels.
Concurrently, the Emissions Trading Scheme is the government’s self-stated primary tool for achieving the reduction in greenhouse gas emissions.
Given these two facts, it would be reasonable to conclude that the ETS would recognise and encourage the forest industry. We do not believe this recognition is adequate to achieve what we all need from forestry and wood processing. read more...