FORESIGHT: Forest Renewables Replacing Fossil based and GHG-Intensive Products - Possible Action for Substitution to Contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals

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.

FutureForest2040 - Suomen metsäalan rakenteelliset muutokset, sekä markkina- ja työllisyysnäkymät vuoteen 2040

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.

 

RUFORCLIM - Impacts, challenges and opportunities for Russian forests, forestry and forest bioeconomy to respond to climate change

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.

SUFOGIS - GIS and Remote Sensing for Sustainable Forestry and Ecology

SUFOGIS aims to respond to the needs identified by promotion of sustainable forestry and ecology in Russia and China through improved university-enterprise cooperation by enhancing skills and competences of students and professionals. The project also aims to enforce capacity building in the fields of GIS and remote sensing in higher education institutions in partner countries.