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.

TMUG - ToSIA Management and User Group Minna.Korhonen Wed, 10.30.2019 - 12:48

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 - Impacts, challenges and opportunities for Russian forests, forestry and forest bioeconomy to respond to climate change Minna.Korhonen Wed, 10.30.2019 - 07:42

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.

Non-wood forest products in Europe: Seeing the forest around the trees Minna.Korhonen Wed, 09.11.2019 - 05:11

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Bernhard Wolfslehner, Irina Prokofieva, Robert Mavsar (editors)
FOE - Galician Forest Owners Empowerment Platform Minna.Korhonen Wed, 08.21.2019 - 06:34

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.

REDIIBIO - RED II sustainability criteria Minna.Korhonen Wed, 08.21.2019 - 05:16

The general objectives of this contract with EU DG ENER is contribute to the swift, consistent, and cost-effective implementation by the EU Member States of the new REDII sustainability criteria applying to forest biomass (following a risk-based approach) and to agriculture biomass. This work will also assist economic operators in the sourcing of sustainable biomass for energy generation, and auditors and verifiers in their assessment on whether economic operators have effectively complied with the new EU bioenergy sustainability criteria.

Specific objectives

SUFOGIS - GIS and Remote Sensing for Sustainable Forestry and Ecology Minna.Korhonen Wed, 06.05.2019 - 06:14

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.

SMARTA Wood Demonstrator

The demand for wood has been growing in recent years. Wood can serve as a CO2 sink when used as material and as a low carbon heat source when burnt. Research indicates that using wood-based materials would result in lower energy use and Green House Gas emissions compared to other construction materials such as concrete. However, there are barriers for the promotion of wood constructions.

Biomonitor – Monitoring the Bioeconomy Minna.Korhonen Thu, 08.23.2018 - 09:20

BioMonitor addresses the information gap in bioeconomy research by re-structuring its existing data and modelling framework. The ultimate goal of the project is to get a clearer picture of how bioeconomy affects our lives.