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.

Bioregions Facility Minna.Korhonen Fri, 01.24.2020 - 13:15

A sustainable forest-based circular bioeconomy needs long-term strategic regional action based on transnational cooperation around: Innovation, Institutions, Infrastructures and Investments.

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.


TMUG - ToSIA Management and User Group Minna.Korhonen Wed, 10.30.2019 - 12:48

TMUG is the ToSIA Management and User Group. Any organisation interested in using and maybe even further improving ToSIA (an innovative, do-your-own-scenarios Tool for Sustainability Impact Assessment) for its further use, dissemination and development is welcome.

The main purposes of TMUG are to:

RUFORCLIM - Impacts, challenges and opportunities for Russian forests, forestry and forest bioeconomy to respond to climate change Minna.Korhonen Wed, 10.30.2019 - 07:42

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.

Non-wood forest products in Europe: Seeing the forest around the trees Minna.Korhonen Wed, 09.11.2019 - 05:11

What Science Can Tell Us 10

Bernhard Wolfslehner, Irina Prokofieva, Robert Mavsar (editors)
FOE - Galician Forest Owners Empowerment Platform Minna.Korhonen Wed, 08.21.2019 - 06:34

FOE aims at providing practical information for forest owners in the Galician region (Spain). It expands the existing platform, Smartwood (, with information on the most suitable tree species and non-wood products for a higher revenue.

KIBIO - North Karelia – China cooperation in forest bioeconomy development Minna.Korhonen Wed, 08.21.2019 - 06:10

The Regional Programme of North Karelia (Pokat 2021) emphasizes forest bioeconomy and its new technologies and materials as the source of growth.