Author
Lauri Hetemäki, Hans Fredrik Hoen and Peter Schwarzbauer

The forest-based sector is undergoing many profound structural changes. This brief provides analysis and insights on changes in the operating environment and its implications to the forest-based sector. The focus is on the outlook of the current forest products (pulp and paper, wood products), new forest products (already in production or on the horizon), bioenergy, forest services (mainly related to forest products), and regional implications in central, northern, and southern Europe.

This short report for policymakers summarizes the policy conclusions of What Science Can Tell Us 6: Future of the European forest-based sector: Structural changes towards bioeconomy (2014).