The objective of the Global Timber Tracking Network (GTTN) is to promote the operationalization of innovative tools for wood identification and origin determination to verify trade claims, to
Resulting from the collaboration between FAO and EFI, the first voluntary guidelines for forest concessions in the tropics have been published. The guidelines help to make concessions more transparent, accountable and inclusive - all for the benefit of some of the poorest and most isolated communities in the world.
The multi-disciplinary project aims at improving the resource efficiency and climate neutrality of forestry and to facilitate the adaptation of the forest-based sector to the changes in the operating environment.
Data-driven knowledge-based revolution of the European forest sector TECH4EFFECT focuses on increasing ac
EFI is supporting the network of forest extension organizations in Europe (FOREXT - FORest EXTension network), with a goal of establishing international cooperation in the field. Forest extension covers activities of state administration directed towards supporting private forestry that goes beyond just advising them.
The scientific program of CASTLE refined and improved state-of-the art sustainability assessment methods and applied them to current sustainability challenges in industry and policy making. With its training program CASTLE imparted a wide range of methods and skills. It covered, among other topics, assessments of direct environmental, economic and social sustainability impacts like GHG-emissions, carbon footprint, structures beneficial for biological diversity, water consumption and pollution, land use, value added.
BECOTEPS - Bio-Economy Technology Platforms Join Forces to Address Synergies and Gaps between Their Strategic Agendas
The concept of European Technology Platforms (ETPs) was developed by the European Commission starting in 2003, with the first ETPs emerging in 2004. The aim of ETPs is to contribute to European competitiveness, boost research performance, concentrate efforts and address fragmentation across Europe. The nine ETPs that focus on the Knowledge-Based Bio-Technology (KBBE) join forces in this support action ‘BECOTEPS’. The main objectives and the respective activities were:
The objectives of the project were:
Analysis of Potential and Costs of LULUCF (Land use, Land use Change and Forestry) use by EU Member States
The aim of the project was to analyze the implications of various policy options of how to deal with emissions and removals from Land Use, Land-Use Change and Forestry (LULUCF) activities by considering the potential (net) emissions reductions and the associated costs. Specifically, the following tasks were carried out: