Yuan Gao (Forestry)

Yuan Gao (Forestry)

I was in the department of sustainable development in Hainan Jinhua Forestry Company Ltd., which is one of the biggest forest companies in China. I felt so lucky because our company was preparing to pass the FSC certification and other certifications due to the decline of domestic paper industry when I joined them. I prepared for the FSC certification before I arrived in China, taught workers the importance of using helmet and other safety equipment and how to use GPS tools as well as playing a pivotal role in teaching my coworkers to protect wildlife.

From forests-to-flight: Decarbonizing the aviation sector

From forests-to-flight: Decarbonizing the aviation sector

The International Panel on Climate Change has postulated that, if left unchecked, we will likely see a 3.7 to 4.8°C increase in the Earth’s surface temperature by the end of the century. This temperature increase is likely to result in very disruptive and expensive events, such as rising sea-levels and extreme storms. Growing more trees, capturing CO2 and finding alternative, renewable sources of energy are all ways to help mitigate this temperature rise.

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