Now published! Innovation in Forestry: Territorial and Value Chain Relationships

Innovation in Forestry: Territorial and Value Chain Relationships book is the result of the COST Action E51 on “Integrating Innovation and Development Policies for the Forest Sector”. The main objective of COST E51 was to develop knowledge that enables integration of innovation and development policies for a more effective and sustainable development of the forest sector.

Since innovation is increasingly recognized as a key factor in environmental protection and sustainable development in forestry and forest based industries, this publication provides a comprehensive theoretical foundation for the analysis of innovation processes and policies in a traditional rural sector, as well as presenting empirical analyses of innovation processes from major innovation areas. Innovative solutions are analyzed in wood-related value chains, including timber frame construction, furniture, bio-energy and forest transportation. Territorial services of the forest sector are examined, including various types of forest ecosystem services such as carbon sequestration, non-wood products and recreation. Innovation in Forestry is essential reading for researchers and policy makers in forestry and environmental sciences.

European Forest Institutes’ Central East Regional Office – EFICEEC was one of the coordinators of COST Action E51. Further information Dr. Gerhard Weiss, ( gerhard.weiss(at)efi.int)

The book is available to order, here.

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