Skip to main content

Limited Timber Availability Risk

Timber availability refers to the physical abundance and accessibility of realizable timber provisions. As timber is used for house building, furniture and in food storage, water and agricultural infrastructure, a lack of timber supply can significantly impact business through production/supply chain disruption, higher operating costs, and growth constraints. At low extraction rates it is sustainable and can continue to be provided at the rates consumed. At high extraction rates it is consumptive of the ecosystem and may damage the co-benefits for other services provided by forests. It was calculated on the basis of relative realised timber services indices (RRTS) - a function of potential commercial timber within 6 hours travel time of a population centre of >50K people and on slope gradients <31.5 degrees (70%) considered to be workable for logging. Please note that this is a global indicator and may not be applicable in certain conditions, e.g. in sparsely populated areas such as some boreal regions.

RCoE Action:

World Wildlife Fund (WWF). "WWF: A Biodiversity Guide for Business." May 23, 2022,ā€¦.


Select for mapping