Is forest harvesting increasing in Europe?

Is forest harvesting increasing in Europe? Yes, but not as much as reported last July in a controversial study published in Nature. 

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Role of Science in Supporting Policymaking: A Post COVID World on 20 May 2021 at 09:30-11:00 CET

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New study tackles key forest questions

EFI’s new Knowledge to Action report answers 12 important questions about forests in the EU.

Forest questions

Welcome to the European Forest Institute

The European Forest Institute is an international organisation established by European States. We conduct research and provide policy support on forest-related issues, connecting knowledge to action.

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Connecting Knowledge to Action

Science & Policy

We provide support and promote the dissemination of scientifically sound policy-relevant information on forests and forestry.

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Our Research

We provide interdisciplinary and cross-sector research on forest resources, products and services on a pan-European level.

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Our Members

We have representatives from forest research, industry, forest owners and international forest-related organisations.

EFI Facilities

Our facilities build on our research knowledge and address particular policies, topics and activities through capacity building, networking and the provision of demand-based expertise. 


We carry out projects on research issues of pan-European interest with a network of leading experts. 

Meet our staff

Look behind the scenes – meet some of the experts that make EFI work!