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 in 2020 by His Majesty King Charles III (formerly His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales).

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Blog posts    
Adapting forests to the new normal September 2022  
A new economy powered by life: a circular bioeconomy May 2022  
The Amazon basin: two worlds colliding April 2022  
Rethinking our cities September 2021  
EU forest strategy: adapt, innovate, employ May 2021  
A New Deal for European forests April 2021  
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Director's letters to the EFI network

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2021 February, March, May, July, December  
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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
Glasgow forest declaration needs new modes of data ownership Nature Climate Change April 2022
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