Mapping wood production in European forests

Wednesday, 09 September 2015 Posted in BioEco Forum News, News

wood production map cropped

The benefits that forests provide to people are getting increasing attention in scientific studies and decision making alike. Wood, or timber, production is one of the major benefits and it provides an important raw material that can be used for various purposes. While information is available on how much wood is being harvested in Europe, it has generally not been clear where this is happening. In a recent study, a group of scientists, led by Dr. Hans Verkerk (European Forest Institute), investigated spatial patterns in wood production and, for the first time, developed high-resolution wood production maps for European forests.

 

EFI BioEconomy Dialogue

Wednesday, 26 November 2014 Posted in BioEco Forum News, Dialogues, News, Events

“The bioeconomy should meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.”

EFI BioEconomy Dialogue

• We require a bottom-up approach, which must be facilitated by the top.

• Is the adage “Less population, less consumption” a solution?

• There is a need for North-South equilibrium, through a mutual exchange of knowledge.

Building the bioeconomy via creative destruction

Wednesday, 05 November 2014 Posted in BioEco Forum News, News, Events

Building the bioeconomy via creative destruction

EFI’s new Director, Marc Palahí, shares his views on the bioeconomy in Europe in the FAO Forestry newsletter.

Dr. Palahí considers that “We are living in a time of accelerated change and unprecedented global challenges that are intrinsically related to one of today’s major predicaments: how to decouple economic growth from environmental degradation”.