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timberbiz -1 week ago

Labor forestry policies ahead in final days of election promises

An analysis by the Australian Forest Products Association (AFPA), of forest industry related policy commitments has revealed that the ALP leads the Coalition as the campaign enters its final days. Source: Timberbiz “Our industries have spent two years developing a growth plan for our sector to provide all candidates clear guidance as to the enabling policy change and seed funding, which is requi...

Elsevier -2 weeks ago

Towards a sustainable forest-based bioeconomy in Italy: Findings from a SWOT analysis

Publication date: Available online 13 May 2019Source: Forest Policy and EconomicsAuthor(s): Pasquale Marcello Falcone, Almona Tani, Valentina Elena Tartiu, Cesare ImbrianiAbstractThis study aims at capturing, through a multi-level perspective, potential drivers and barriers of the forest sector in Italy, in order to gain an in-depth understanding of the conditions influencing the sector's transiti...

timberbiz -4 weeks ago

Sodra to invest in additional CLT facilities

Södra has decided to invest in an additional CLT facility at Värö and aims to become a leader in the Nordic region. The new facility will be established at a combined plant in Värö, where Södra’s first CLT facility has already been co-located with Södra’s pulp mills and sawmills. Source: Timberbiz Lars Idermark, President and CEO of Sodra said that society’s driving forces for reducin...

IISD -4 weeks ago

Event: ‘Our Forests, Our Future’ Conference

The European Commission will convene the ‘Our Forests, Our Future’ conference to analyze and discuss opportunities and challenges for enhancing the contribution of the forest sector to the main EU priorities. The conference will address the theme, ‘Sustainable Forest Management to Address Societal Challenges’. Participants will take stock of the review of the EU Forest Strategy, and dis...

Elsevier -1 month ago

Do forest biorefineries fit with working principles of a circular bioeconomy? A case of Finnish and Swedish initiatives

Publication date: Available online 11 April 2019Source: Forest Policy and EconomicsAuthor(s): Armi Temmes, Philip PeckAbstractPursuit of the Bioeconomy (BE) and the Circular Economy (CE) is high on the political agendas of many countries. Application of the concepts is intended to ameliorate a number of sustainability challenges, such as raw material constraint concerns and global warming. The con...

Elsevier -2 months ago

Frontiers of the forest-based bioeconomy – A European Delphi study

Publication date: May 2019Source: Forest Policy and Economics, Volume 102Author(s): Elias Hurmekoski, Marko Lovrić, Nataša Lovrić, Lauri Hetemäki, Georg WinkelAbstractThe European forest-based sector is undergoing major changes, while, at the same time, the role of a forest-based bioeconomy is being politically discussed. The aim of this study is to elicit expert views on critical changes in t...

CEPI -3 months ago

The European forest-based value chain issues position on forest management and sustainable investments

In the context of the European Commission’s work on developing a classification system for sustainable investments, CEPI and the European organisations representing the European forest-based bioeconomy value chain have issued a joint statement on the role of forest management in the proposed taxonomy regulation. The statement notably addresses the value of sustainable and active forest manageme...

Elsevier -3 months ago

Mapping forest-based bioeconomy research in Europe

Publication date: Available online 28 February 2019Source: Forest Policy and EconomicsAuthor(s): Marko Lovrić, Nataša Lovrić, Robert MavsarAbstractThe forest-based sector is one of the pillars of the European bioeconomy, which is an economic development perspective based on biotechnology and life sciences. In order to address relevant issues of this new policy setting, the forest-based segment ...

CEPI -3 months ago

REINVEST 2050 in the European Parliament, Strasbourg

  Previously known as "To our roots and beyond", the second edition of our project REINVEST 2050 was launched with an event in the European Parliament on 12 February in Strasbourg. The exhibition was hosted by Members of the European Parliament Elsi Katainen (ALDE, Finland) and Ludek Niedermayer (EPP, Czech Republic). It showcased 21 success stories about investments in innovation and ground-b...

SMY -3 months ago

Point of view: Finnish political parties play climate bingo with years – party programmes contain unexpected standpoints on forestry issues

In their programmes, Finnish political parties take a positive stand on promoting forest bioeconomy. Political debate may bring clarity to […] The post Point of view: Finnish political parties play climate bingo with years – party programmes contain unexpected standpoints on forestry issues appeared first on Finnish Forest Association....

CEPI -4 months ago

PRESS RELEASE: Forest stakeholders call for a stronger EU Forest Strategy

Forest stakeholders call for a stronger EU Forest Strategy to reach United Nations and Paris Agreement goals Last December, the Commission published a progress report on the implementation of the EU Forest Strategy, discussed by the European Parliament in January. This report comes at a time when forests and the forest-based sector are recognised as essential players in responding to major soc...

timberbiz -4 months ago

Sweetwoods for biomaterials on an industrial scale

Sweetwoods a project made up of nine European companies, is to begin producing wood-based biomaterials for the first time on an industrial scale. This unique €43 million bio-economy project, funded by the Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking (BBI JU) is now underway, with its key aim of developing a first-of-its-kind bio-fractionation flagship plant in Estonia to turn sustainable hardwood resi...