Knowledge to Action 3
The forest-based sector’s contribution to a bioeconomy depends on policymakers, citizens and consumers, and how they perceive, accept and promote the forest-based value chain and its products and services.
In the past decade, several surveys looking at perceptions and attitudes towards forests, forestry and the forest-based sector have been carried out in different European countries. A new meta-study from the European Forest Institute now reviews and summarises current knowledge, providing a European-level perspective on public attitudes to four topic areas: forest ecosystem services, forestry and forest management, forest-based industry and wood and wood-based products.
Ranacher, L., Sedmik, A. and Schwarzbauer, P. 2020. Public perceptions of forestry and the forest-based bioeconomy in the European Union. Knowledge to Action 3, European Forest Institute.
Number of pages: 104
ISBN (online): 978-952-5980-26-4
Lea Ranacher (Wood K plus – Competence Center for Wood Composites and Wood Chemistry)
Anna Sedmik (Wood K plus – Competence Center for Wood Composites and Wood Chemistry)
Peter Schwarzbauer (University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna)