The High-end Forum on Forest Carbon Sequestration Held in Shenyang, Liaoning Province
On April 15, 2023, the High-end Forum on Forest Carbon Sequestration Capacity Multiplication and the Workshop on Carbon Sink Enhancement was held in Shenyang, Liaoning Province. The forum and the workshop were jointly hosted by the Department of Science and Technology of Liaoning Province and the Shenyang Branch of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), and jointly organized by the Institute of Applied Ecology of CAS and the Fushun Municipal Government.
Forests are the largest terrestrial carbon pool. Among all forest ecosystems, temperate forests account for approximately 47% of global forest carbon stock. As the main distribution area of temperate forests in China, Northeast China plays a pivotal role in the country's carbon neutrality strategy.
At the forum, YU Guirui, member of CAS, delivered a report entitled "The Dual Carbon Strategy to Cope with Global Climate Change and the Concept of Ecological Construction in a New Era", proposing making overall plans to promote the country's ecological restoration and green development, and generating new growth of ecological economy. CHEN Jingming, a member of the Royal Canadian Academy of Sciences, made a report concerning New Information on Carbon Flux Data of China's forests. Professor WANG Gaofeng of Clemson University in the US gave a talk entitled "Climate-Smart Forestry: Natural Solutions to Climate Change", putting forward to using climate-smart forestry measures to improve carbon sink potential in forests. ZHU Jiaojun, a senior researcher of CAS, gave a talk on the current status of forest carbon sink in China, highlighting the approaches for doubling forest carbon sink.
This forum focused on Northeast China's forest carbon sink potential, key technologies for forest sequestration, and the path to realize carbon neutrality. The attendees reached a preliminary consensus to implement Forest Carbon Sequestration Capacity Multiplication Plan in Northeast China.