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CEPI -2 weeks 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 weeks 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 -4 weeks 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 -1 month 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 -2 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 -2 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...

timberbiz -2 months ago

Big Data to offer solutions for sustainable forestry

A pilot initiative has offered a new solution for sustainable forestry. It’s part of a series of activities that handle massive data flows collected through sensors and aerial and satellite imagery. The importance of a well-functioning bioeconomy is increasingly recognised in addressing challenges like climate change, natural resource scarcity and unsustainable consumption patterns. Source:...

IUFRO -2 months ago

Professor on the macrostructure of wood materials // 4 March 2019

A position as full professor on the macrostructure of wood materials is open at the Department of Forest Biomaterials and Technology. The position has a connection to Treesearch, a national platform for new materials and speciality chemicals from the forest. The research area concerns the influence of growth factors on trees for properties of wood raw material and its connection to the desired pro...

Elsevier -2 months ago

Squaring the circle: Refining the competitiveness logic for the circular bioeconomy

Publication date: Available online 19 January 2019Source: Forest Policy and EconomicsAuthor(s): Jennifer DeBoer, Rajat Panwar, Robert Kozak, Benjamin CashoreAbstractThe ‘circular bioeconomy’ may be a promising pathway to achieve multiple Sustainable Development Goals. The participation of private firm is critical for successful implementation of circular bioeconomy initiatives, which is often ...

IUFRO -2 months ago

22nd European Forum on Urban Forestry - Urban Forests: Full of Energy

From 2019-05-22 to 1919-05-25, Cologne, Germany, IUFRO Unit(s) involved: 6.07.00 Urban forests are vibrant places for multifaceted recreational activities, social gathering and mental restoration, but also provide biomass for an urban bioeconomy. They are full of energy. And so is the venue of this year's conference: the German Sport University Cologne – the perfect location to explore ene...

CEPI -2 months ago

A joint call for an updated and stronger EU Forest Strategy

  Acknowledging the report from the European Commission on progress in the implementation of the Forest Strategy the undersigned organizations, representing forest owners, managers, contractors and the forest-based industry, call on the European Commission, Parliament and Council to update the EU Forest Strategy with an aim to strengthen its role as a key reference for sustainable forest manageme...

SNS -3 months ago

Networking – crucial for bioeconomy? Conference in march!

Transforming the current economy into a “new” bioeconomy needs changed institutional frameworks at regional and national level, sensitive to and inclusive of place­based knowledge. The SNS-NKJ network BioWiseTrans arranges a conference seeks to better understand the role of people and networks in this transition. Welcome to Karlstad 27-28 of March… Read more ...