WHY THE FOREST?

A FOREST IS AN EFFICIENT CARBON SINK

In Finland, we have 22,1 hectares of forest land. One citizen causes about 10 000 kg of carbon dioxide—that means about four hectares of forest is needed to compensate one person’s emissions for a year. But why are forests so good at absorbing carbon dioxide? Well, only one cubic meter of wood binds 200 kg of carbon dioxide. But there's more: in addition to that, the ground, leaves, and branches, for example, are efficient at absorbing carbon dioxide.

On the map you can see, where the forest carbon sinks are located

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