Trans-Siberian reflections

In August 2019, NGP travelled from Beijing to the shores of Lake Baikal in Siberia. Observing forestry practices in both China and Russia, study tour participants discussed ways to sustainably increase timber production in the boreal forest while also securing vital ecosystem services. Discussions took place in forests and pulp mills, conference rooms and a carriage on the historic Circum-Baikal steam train that formed part of the original Trans- Siberian Railway. This document summarizes some of the things we learnt.