EFI Director

Marc Palahí is a leading expert on forests and global change, with a new vision of the transformational role forests can play in fighting climate change and developing a circular bioeconomy.

Marc Palahí

He has been Director of the European Forest Institute since 2015, driving its development as a pan-European science-policy platform, and working to connect knowledge to action at the interface of science, policy and business. Marc has a PhD in forestry and economics and his work, which has featured in Nature and other high-level scientific journals, focuses on the development of a sustainable circular bioeconomy that prospers in harmony with nature. Marc leads the Circular Bioeconomy Alliance established by His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales under his Sustainable Markets Initiative.

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Blog posts    
Why the world needs a 'circular bioeconomy' - for jobs, biodiversity and prosperity (World Economic Forum Agenda) October 2020  
On pandemics and forest fires June 2020  
Seeing the wood in the forests April 2020  
Bioeconomy: the missing link to connect the dots in the EU Green Deal March 2020  
     
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Director's letters to the EFI network

 
2020 December, NovemberSeptemberAugustMarch, February  
     
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Podcast

 
2019   Is bieconomy the answer to a sustainable and fair future?   
   Coaching Talks podcast, hosted by Marc Siles. Listen on iTunes, Spotify, iVoox    

 

Speeches and popular articles
Speech to Forest Europe Ministerial Conference April 2021
De pandemias e indencios forestales Opinion piece in El Pais June 2020
The bioeconomy – bringing life to the center of our economy Opinion piece in Revolve Media March 2020
   
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Photo: Johanna Kokkola, Salama Visual