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Forests as a Natural Climate Solution

Stream a Replay of the Climate Week event with International Paper and The Nature Conservancy

Published 10-01-20

Submitted by International Paper Company

How we manage forests is a critical, yet often overlooked, solution in the fight against climate change. Improvements to land stewardship – Natural Climate Solutions – could cost-effectively avoid 11 gigatons of CO2 emissions per year, or one third of the mitigation needed to meet global climate commitments.

In a special Climate Week NYC event on September 24, 2020, International Paper together with The Nature Conservancy hosted “Forests as a Natural Climate Solution” to discuss the importance of forestry-based natural climate solutions and to share specific examples of collaborations between governments, NGOs and the private sector in Gabon, Indonesia, Mexico and the Central Appalachians of the United States.

“The drumbeat of Climate Week has really been about these kinds of collaborations between the private sector and groups like The Nature Conservancy and others to drive forward impact on the ground,” explained Sophie Beckham, chief sustainability officer, International Paper. “That is why this isn’t just a conservation strategy for International Paper; it’s really part of our business strategy, and we’re looking to that kind of collaboration to move the needle together with others.”

Click here to watch the full replay of the event featuring Sophie Beckham, chief sustainability officer, International Paper and Peter Ellis, natural climate solutions science team lead, The Nature Conservancy

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International Paper (NYSE: IP) is a leading global producer of renewable fiber-based packaging and pulp products with manufacturing operations in North America, Latin America, North Africa and Europe. We produce corrugated packaging products that protect and promote goods and enable worldwide commerce, and pulp for diapers, tissue, and other personal hygiene products that promote health and wellness. We are headquartered in Memphis, Tenn. and employ approximately 38,000 colleagues. Net sales for 2020 were $21 billion*. For more information about International Paper, our products, and global citizenship efforts, please visit

*Inclusive of our former pulp and paper mill in Kwidzyn, Poland, which was sold on August 6, 2021, and our former global papers business, which became a standalone, publicly traded company on October 1, 2021.

About International Paper - EMEA

In Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA), International Paper focuses on the production and marketing of fiber-based packaging and pulp, employing approximately 4,200 people. As a leading supplier of high-quality corrugated containers for a multitude of applications, we serve customers throughout the region from our network of two recycled containerboard mills and 23 box plants in France, Italy, Morocco, Portugal and Spain. Pulp production is centered in Gdansk, Poland. Other products available from International Paper in the region include Kraft linerboard and recycled containerboard, as well as pulp.

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