Tasmania’s native forests are globally recognised for their unique species and their conservation value. They are also some of the most carbon dense forests on the planet.
Emissions from native forest logging in Tasmania have been estimated at 4.65 million tonnes of CO2 equivalent per year, making it the highest emitting sector in the Tasmanian economy. The reduction in native forest logging since 2011 has been a major factor in the state’s achievement of negative greenhouse emissions, along with hydroelectricity.
This short paper answers a range of questions about native forest logging in Tasmania, such as how many people work in native forest logging? Does Tasmania log more native forest than other states? And does native forest logging make money for Tasmania?
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