Climate Change & Carbon

Greenhouse Gas Emissions & Carbon Regulation

Most of the industry’s manufacturing facilities require fossil fuels and these fuels generate greenhouse gases when burned. The industry obtains much of its energy, however, from biomass fuels that, unlike fossil fuels, add no new carbon to the atmosphere. NCASI tracks the development of greenhouse gas (GHG) reporting programs and regulations that have a likelihood of impacting the North American forest products industry, including the treatment of biomass carbon, and undertakes research that addresses the unique needs associated with quantifying the GHG and biomass carbon-related characteristics of the forest products sector. The results of these efforts help our Member Companies develop approaches for complying with greenhouse gas regulations and to communicate the role of biomass carbon in contributing to climate change mitigation efforts.