Science supporting policy making

EFI Policy Support:  Science Supporting Policy-making brochure

  • Provides and disseminates science-based knowledge to decision-makers
  • Offers foresight and identifies emerging policy-relevant information needs
  • Improves the understanding of policy makers on strategic and cross-sector forest policy issues based on existing scientific knowledge and expertise
  • Enhances science-policy dialogue

We work with European decision-makers, stakeholders, policy institutions and EFI's member organisations to bring our science-based knowledge to the policy arena through our ThinkForest forum and other activities.

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Leading the way to a new European bioeconomy strategy



10 May 2017
Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL), Berlin

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ThinkForest news:

Creating an innovative bioeconomy: forests offer more than wood


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Science Supporting Policy-making

Read issue 5-2016


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On our YouTube channel

Watch the November 2016 ThinkForest seminar Building an innovative and resilient forest bioeconomy

This work is funded by EFI's Multi-Donor Trust Fund for policy support, which is supported by the Governments of Austria, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Norway, Spain and Sweden.


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"The role of science becomes more important than ever to support policy makers to understand and explore policy options".

Marc Palahí, EFI Director
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Latest publications

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From Science to Policy 4: Forest bioeconomy - a new scope for sustainability indicators

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From Science to Policy 3: Forest biomass, carbon neutrality and climate change mitigation

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Read the June 2016 statement from Esko Aho and Göran Persson: Bioeconomy can tackle society’s grand challenges

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From Science to Policy 2: A new role for forests and the forest sector in the EU post-2020 climate targets