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timberbiz -5 days ago

Sodra’s summer jobs

Applications opened for 250 summer jobs at Södra in 2020 for anyone over the age of 18. Each year, Södra offers summer jobs throughout its operations in pulp mills, sawmills and in the forests. Both Sodra and Metsa open their doors annually to an intake for northern summer employees. Source: Timberbiz According to Sodra, summer jobs contribute to a more sustainable society. “Summer employees...

CBD -6 days ago

Bioeconomy hype shouldn't put biodiversity preservation at risk, experts say

While experts say Poland could become key for the EU's bioeconomy, scientists are calling for the sustainable use of the country's forest resources in energy production. EURACTIV Poland reports....

IUFRO -2 weeks ago

Is there a room for the small scale enterprises in the forest bioeconomy?

From 2020-06-02 to 2020-06-05, Castelfranco Veneto, Italy, IUFRO Unit(s) involved: 4.05.00, T44 Bioeconomy “encompasses the production of renewable biological resources and their conversion into food, feed, bio-based products and bioenergy” (EC, 2012). It includes forestry and wood production, with the related biotechnological, chemical and energy industries, but also the provision of other ec...

Elsevier -1 month ago

Factors behind development of innovations in European forest-based bioeconomy

Publication date: February 2020Source: Forest Policy and Economics, Volume 111Author(s): Nataša Lovrić, Marko Lovrić, Robert MavsarAbstractOrganizational-level innovations are one of the key pathways for reaching the Knowledge-Based Bio-Economy; and analysis of factors behind their development is missing within forest-based bioeconomy. In this study we develop an analytical definition of forest...

EFI -2 months ago

Plantation forests in Europe: challenges and opportunities.

European forests are facing new demands including helping to mitigate climate change, providing goods and services, generating jobs and acting as a source of fuel and materials. Forestry is also expected to play a major part in supplying the feedstock and services required to develop an innovative, sustainable bioeconomy. Plantation forests can play a key role in meeting these objectives. In Eu...

timberbiz -2 months ago

New head of forest division for Stora Enso

Stora Enso has appointed Jari Suominen as EVP, Head of Forest division as of 1 January 2020. He will continue as a member of the Group Leadership Team. Mr Suominen has led Stora Enso’s Wood Products division since 2014. He has held several leadership positions in Stora Enso’s paper and wood products businesses since 1995. Source: Timberbiz Stora Enso announced in September 2019 that it would...

Ecologic -2 months ago

Provision of Technical Support Related to Target 2 of the EU Biodiversity Strategy to 2020

AgricultureBioeconomyEUFoodForestEcologic Institute supports IEEP with the project "Provision of Technical Support Related to Target 2 of the EU Biodiversity Strategy to 2020 – Maintaining and Restoring Ecosystems and their Services" for DG Environment. The concerned task focuses on better understanding the impact from the bioeconomy’s current and future demand on biodiversit...

Elsevier -2 months ago

Relations between forestry and reindeer husbandry in northern Finland – Perspectives of science and practice

Publication date: Available online 1 December 2019Source: Forest Ecology and ManagementAuthor(s): Minna T. Turunen, Sirpa Rasmus, Juha Järvenpää, Sonja KivinenAbstractThe overlapping land use of reindeer husbandry and forestry – both important livelihoods in the boreal forest zone in northern Finland – has led to disputes between the two land use forms for over a hundred years. For the purp...

CEPI -2 months ago

PRESS RELEASE: European paper industry CEOs declare a strategic interest in supporting the decarbonisation of our society

Climate change is a global crisis that demands urgent action and requires every actor in society to play his/her part in responding to the crisis. Industries have both a duty and an opportunity to become more sustainable, more efficient and more innovative. “With the help of the new European Green Deal, we can reduce our impact on climate change while increasing production in Europe. Our industr...

IISD -2 months ago

UNECE, FAO Promote Forest Restoration and Cooperation on Boreal Forests

Country representatives from the Caucasus and Central Asia agreed on a regional greening strategy to scale up goals, actions, investments and collaboration on landscape restoration by leveraging funds for green infrastructure development. The UNECE region established a Team of Specialists dedicated to streamline science and policy cooperation on boreal forests and increase awareness on the role of...

timberbiz -2 months ago

Large scale automated forest tree breeding in Sweden

Södra is investing in large-scale and automated forest tree breeding through an innovative technologies company, SweTree Technologies. SEK 50 million will be invested in a pilot facility in Umeå. Stora Enso, Sveaskog and Holmen are co-funding the project. Source: Timberbiz “We are hoping for a technological leap that will enable fast and efficient seedling production from the best tree breedin...

timberbiz -3 months ago

New book shows how EU can reduce emissions

The European Confederation of Woodworking Industries (CEI Bois) is calling on politicians to put wood at the centre of plans to reduce emissions and achieve zero carbon targets. CEI Bois has released a new publication, Wood: Building the Bioeconomy, which shows how the EU can reduce emissions by using low carbon, renewable, biological alternatives such as timber over high carbon materials suc...

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