BIOSCOPE - a goal for the growth of the bioeconomy in North Karelia Minna.Korhonen Thu, 11.26.2020 - 11:59

The goal of the BIOSCOPE project is to grow the regional economy of North Karelia by partnering companies, researchers and international students in a new way. The new partnership model seeks a setting in which companies, researchers and students actively participate in shared value creation so that significant added-value can be generated for all parties in their own areas (e.g. new business, more impressive research, student capacity).

FoReSite - Managing Forests for Resilience and Biodiversity – Bridging Policy, Practice, Science and Education

Rising demands for a multitude of forest products and ecosystem services worldwide, ask for new forest management concepts. One approach is integrated forest management. It aims at incorporating multiple societal demands within managed forests. Such approaches however may lead to conflicts of interest and ask for trade-offs. Good practices already being applied need to be identified, communicated and if suitable adapted to local conditions.

FORESIGHT: Forest Renewables Replacing Fossil based and GHG-Intensive Products - Possible Action for Substitution to Contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals

Use of forests and forest products is projected to increase substantially over the next decade. First, as economies develop so do their consumption of forest products. Second, there is increasing global recognition of the potential for forest products to contribute to climate mitigation by storing sequestered carbon in harvested wood products and through substitution of fossil-based or GHG-intensive products. Third, wood and other forest products are being recognized for their human health benefits, e.g.

FutureForest2040 - Suomen metsäalan rakenteelliset muutokset, sekä markkina- ja työllisyysnäkymät vuoteen 2040

This project aims at foresighting possible structural changes in the Finnish forest-based sector, and market and employment impacts accordingly in 2040. The project is carried out by EFI and the Research Institute of the Finnish Economy (Etla), with the financial support of Metsämiesten Säätiö Foundation. While main part of the work will be carried out in Finnish, the project will also publish its results in English. This page will be updated as the project progresses.

 

RUFORCLIM - Impacts, challenges and opportunities for Russian forests, forestry and forest bioeconomy to respond to climate change

RUFORCLIM 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.