Landscape fires, drought and heat waves in 2018 and 2019, highlight exacerbating consequences of climate change’ impacts negatively affecting Central Europe. In Germany, landscape fires are a relatively new phenomenon.
New Ways for Forest Governance (NEWGO!) is a start-up project of EFI’s newly established Governance Programme, coordinated by EFI Bonn.
The project aims to provide scientific knowledge with a specific focus on:
Rising demands for a multitude of forest products and ecosystem services worldwide, ask for new forest management concepts. One approach is integrated forest management. It aims at incorporating multiple societal demands within managed forests. Such approaches however may lead to conflicts of interest and ask for trade-offs. Good practices already being applied need to be identified, communicated and if suitable adapted to local conditions.
Use of forests and forest products is projected to increase substantially over the next decade. First, as economies develop so do their consumption of forest products. Second, there is increasing global recognition of the potential for forest products to contribute to climate mitigation by storing sequestered carbon in harvested wood products and through substitution of fossil-based or GHG-intensive products. Third, wood and other forest products are being recognized for their human health benefits, e.g.
A sustainable forest-based circular bioeconomy needs long-term strategic regional action based on transnational cooperation around: Innovation, Institutions, Infrastructures and Investments.
This project aims at foresighting possible structural changes in the Finnish forest-based sector, and market and employment impacts accordingly in 2040. The project is carried out by EFI and the Research Institute of the Finnish Economy (Etla), with the financial support of Metsämiesten Säätiö Foundation. While main part of the work will be carried out in Finnish, the project will also publish its results in English. This page will be updated as the project progresses.
TMUG is the ToSIA Management and User Group. Any organisation interested in using and maybe even further improving ToSIA (an innovative, do-your-own-scenarios Tool for Sustainability Impact Assessment) for its further use, dissemination and development is welcome.
The main purposes of TMUG are to:
RUFORCLIM project studies the impacts, challenges and opportunities for Russian forests, forestry and forest bioeconomy to respond to climate change. RUFORCLIM aims to facilitate the exchange of information, climate policy options and good practices between the EU and Russia with a view to enable a better science-informed practical implications.
FOE aims at providing practical information for forest owners in the Galician region (Spain). It expands the existing platform, Smartwood (https://smartwood.app/), with information on the most suitable tree species and non-wood products for a higher revenue.
The Regional Programme of North Karelia (Pokat 2021) emphasizes forest bioeconomy and its new technologies and materials as the source of growth.