Sustainable forestry possesses lucrative potential, says research

Cost-benefit analysis shows certified forestry makes economic sense, while financial institutions have been warned of deforestation investment risks.

Research has found there is money to be made in sustainable forestry (photograph: Tracy Box/123RF)Two separate pieces of research have found that there is money to be made in sustainable forestry while there are serious investment risks in deforestation. 

According to a WWF cost-benefit analysis published in August, forest operators can save a significant amount of money by signing up to Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification.1

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