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Are we missing a solution?
Tell us WHAT other solutions are needed to safeguard forests, WHY they are important and HOW they can be implemented and/or scaled up.
Promote bamboo as alternative to wood
Stricter regulations, settlement expansion control, awareness campaign
Invest in new sources of energy
IKEA is committed to building sustainable supply chains, sourcing from more sustainable sources and advancing responsible forestry. In 2020 100% of wood we use will come from sustainable sources. We've also contributed to certifying 35 million hectares of forest and by 2020 will add another 15 million hectares.
The environment should be considered when we develop plantations and it is important to reduce competition with other land such as natural forests
Local people, living with the consequences of their land use decisions, are best placed to balance competing claims between local public goods (food, fuel, construction material, cosmetics, dyes, medicines, soil fertility, water flows etc.) and global public goods (carbon sequestration, biodiversity conservation etc.) across rural landscapes.
Supporting communities to use local sustainable indigenous knowledge in managing and benefiting from forests will inculcate a sense of ownership and sustainable use of forests.
Specifically recognizing women's land right and tenure will provide platform for individual ownerships and better investments that sustain development. This would also open doors to alternative sources of income.