Social and environmental impacts of paper production

Continued increase in paper consumption has led to more mill capacity, the global expansion of intensively managed tree plantations and increased wood harvest from forests.

Forestry for paper production can be part of a green economy, when done right, but carries huge ecological and social costs when done wrong.

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For regional info move the cursor over the map - for case studies click on the dark blue areas.

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Dark blue: Expansion regions for pulp and paper production - including case studies illustrating potential impact

Middle blue: Expansion regions for pulp and paper production

Light blue:
Region with mainly existing pulp and paper production
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