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CEPI -6 days ago

PRESS RELEASE: European pulp and paper industry creates 2,000 more jobs in 2018

In 2018, CEPI members produced 92.2 million tonnes of paper and board, keeping the same level of production than in 2017, and benefiting from a healthy economic environment.   Our 2018 data confirms the longstanding trend of increased production in packaging, hygiene and speciality paper sectors while graphic paper continues to decline, following the demand reduction.   For the first time since...

Elsevier -2 weeks ago

Depicting the peril and not the potential of forests for a biobased economy? A qualitative content analysis on online news media coverage in German language articles

Publication date: September 2019Source: Forest Policy and Economics, Volume 106Author(s): Lea Ranacher, Alice Ludvig, Peter SchwarzbauerAbstractForests play an increasing role in bioeconomy policies, providing the material for bio-based products. However, public opinion regarding forest management in Europe is contested, which is considered a potential drawback for the social license to operate fo...

SCION -2 weeks ago

Scion: Beyond Forestry Science

Introducing CRI Scion, based in Rotorua, whose research focuses on growing sustainable forests to support New Zealand's growing circular bioeconomy....

CEPI -4 weeks ago

Blue Sky Young Researchers & Innovation Award Europe 2019: Call for applications!

Researchers carrying out projects in a wide range of activities relevant to forest-based science, products using forest-based raw materials, process improvements or other innovations throughout the value chain are invited to submit their application for the Blue Sky Young Researchers & Innovation Award Europe 2019 by 30 September 2019 (see eligibility criteria here below). From November 2012...

Elsevier -1 month ago

Finnish forest-based companies in transition to the circular bioeconomy - drivers, organizational resources and innovations

Publication date: Available online 13 June 2019Source: Forest Policy and EconomicsAuthor(s): Annukka NäyhäAbstractForest-based businesses are the center of the transition to the sustainable and competitive circular bioeconomy in Finland. This study explores the transition of Finnish FBS firms to new business models, with a focus on the organizational resources and capabilities needed for transit...

timberbiz -1 month ago

Metsa paper and packaging centre for Finland

Metsä Board – part of the Metsa Group will establish a Paperboard and Packaging Excellence Centre in Äänekoski, Finland. The new centre will combine packaging design and R&D excellence under the same roof to be able to boost the development of new paperboard and packaging solutions of the future. Source: Timberbiz “The new Excellence Centre will enable a wide variety of collaboratio...

CEPI -1 month ago

Sylvain Lhôte

The secretariat of CEPI has the great regret to inform you about the sudden and unexpected death of our Director General, Sylvain Lhôte, French national, aged 51, on Thursday 6 June 2019 from heart failure. Sylvain was the Director General of CEPI since 2016, he brought a strong leadership to the organisation, reforming the way of working, focusing on building efficient working tools and proces...

IISD -2 months ago

FAO Report Shares Lessons on Sustainable Bioeconomy Interventions

The report aims to increase understanding of sustainability in the development of the bioeconomy through sharing case studies of sustainable bioeconomy interventions. The report identifies seven SDGs that are most covered in the bioeconomy case studies: SDG 2, SDG 7, SDG 8, SDG 9, SDG 12, SDG 13 and SDG 15....

Elsevier -2 months ago

The role of the policy mix in the transition toward a circular forest bioeconomy

Publication date: Available online 23 May 2019Source: Forest Policy and EconomicsAuthor(s): Luana Ladu, Enrica Imbert, Rainer Quitzow, Piergiuseppe MoroneAbstractGrand societal challenges call for a sustainability transition away from a fossil-based society toward a bioeconomy, in which energy and manufacturing production processes are based on sustainable biological resources. In this context, th...

ITTO -2 months ago

Wood security vital for SDGs, says panel at Global Landscapes Forum

Sustainably increasing wood production via legal value chains to meet growing consumption is essential for meeting the Sustainable Development Goals and generating a circular bioeconomy, according to a panel discussion co-organized by ITTO in Kyoto this month....

timberbiz -2 months 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 months 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...