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BenchValue project aims on developing a versatile benchmarking method to compare between renewable wood-based and non-renewable value chains and to quantify the sustainability impacts and climate change mitigation potential of substituting non-renewable with wood-based materials to support decision makers in policy and market environment.
The two-day event- also included the Final Conference of the PLURIFOR, a European funded project that has been a successful example of cross-border cooperation considering that forest hazards are a common threat to south-west European forests and they do not have administrative limits.
This year´s international summer school provided an ideal environment for sharing knowledge and experience across Europe and further afield, and for developing strong peer groups in the forestry community who will be able to support each other in the future.
Given the pressing climate changes in the Mediterranean region, EFI's approach to tackling forest fires is to advocate the development of a bioeconomy that changes the way forests are perceived, valued and managed.

A recently launched 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.

We warmly welcome the summer season with a new June edition of EFI Network News from the Mediterranean Facility, which includes reflections and articles on bioeconomy as a model of sustainable prosperity, as well as the response to greater resistance to catastrophic forest fires and better forest management. In addition, we report on the presentation of the H2020 My Sustainable Forest project in the Czech Republic, the first chestnuts with PFEC certification in Spain and interesting cross-border initiatives such as COOPEREM, among many other news on ecosystem services and forest s

Agroforestry is only applied in less than 10 % of agricultural land in Europe.
EFI, along with Conservation International, World Resources Institute and Climate Focus, have joined the Global Landscapes Forum as charter members, further building momentum towards a more sustainable future.
During the workshop in Krtiny, in Czech Republic, the advantages of satellite remote sensing technology and the potential of Earth observation data to meet the needs of the local forestry sector were highlighted and discussed.
Within the framework of the SustForest+ project many actors in the resin sector from Portugal, Spain and France were brought together during the international days "El aprovechamiento resinero : Montes con futuro" organized by the municipality of Proença-a-Nova.

The European Forest Institute (EFI) is looking for candidates to fulfil one (1) Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) membership.

The Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) contributes to the research and policy support activities of EFI. Its work includes anticipating future research needs, stimulating research and study initiatives, and monitoring EFI's activities. The SAB works as an independent body and it reports to the Board of EFI.

EFI Director Marc Palahí was one of the panellists at the Russia-Finland Business Roundtable at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF2019). In his address, Palahí pointed out that bioeconomy and circular economy need to form together the basis for a new economic model that replaces our current linear fossil economy and supports the transition towards a carbon neutral economy by 2050 – circular bioeconomy. This requires not only transitioning to renewable energy but also replacing fossil products and non-renewable materials by renewable options.

Former EU Commissioner for both Science and Research, and Environment is the high-level forum's new president

May’s edition of EFI Network News from the Mediterranean Facility features the research analysis on the economic value of mushroom picking in Catalonia, the first cross-cutting seminar of the Innovation Networks of Cork, Resins and Edibles in the Mediterranean basin (INCREDIBLE) project in Italy, the creation of the first voluntary carbon market in Spain as well as other articles reporting the international forest regime complex, forest fires pr