If climate policy includes direct incentives or investments, NAFO encourages voluntary approaches that are market-based, create a level playing field, encourage participation of all forest owners, support existing forest practices, and focus incentives on carbon benefits. Specifically, policies should:
- Recognize the carbon benefits of the forest products supply chain, such as the carbon stored in long-lived wood products, to determine overall mitigation benefits.
- Take advantage of and encourage existing forest management practices.
- Provide all materials, including wood, an equal chance to compete in the marketplace.