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Great interest when report on the substitution effect was presented

On March 20th, FAM and Future of Forestry hosted a seminar unveiling the report "Substitution potential and climate impact in the EU forest value chain" in Brussels. During the seminar, following people attended: Ambassador Torbjörn Haak, Deputy Permanent Representative of Sweden to the European Union, Håkan Buskhe, CEO FAM, Salla-Mari Järvinen,…
Jana Lundin
April 12, 2024
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Forests are the green gold of Europe

Forests play a vital role in the green transition of our societies. European forests range from the pine forests of the Canary Islands in the south, to the birch forests north of the polar circle in Sweden and Finland. Applying the same set of policies for a region as diverse…
Jana Lundin
February 21, 2024
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Building the Bioeconomy Together

The seminar on the bioeconomy that took place in Brussels in mid-November included many interesting conversations and topics. All member organisations of the Forest Coalition, that Future of Forestry is a part of, agree that developing the bioeconomy is an important part of the solution – for the planet as…
Jana Lundin
November 28, 2023
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The forest – an important part of the world economy

Five European countries account for approximately 75 percent of the EU's total production of sawn wood. Swedish exports alone correspond to 15 percent of the other EU countries' combined production of sawn timber. Globally, Sweden represents ten percent of the global export value of sawn wood, corresponding to a value…
Jana Lundin
October 3, 2023
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The Future is Made of Wood

https://youtu.be/8YvD73_u7PE Skyscrapers, batteries, windows, plastics, electric transistors, even satellites, can be made with wood and wood by-products. And yet science and industry are only starting to explore the benefits of using wood instead of fossil-based materials. Inspired by the developments in wood research, innovation and construction we put together short…
Bjorn
July 19, 2023
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All forests are different

What’s the difference between a natural forest, a production forest and non-productive forest land? We have met Per Simonsson, nature conservation specialist and forest ecologist, who told us more about the forest types in Sweden.In Sweden, there are 27,9 million hectares of forest land of which 23,5 million hectares of productive…
Jana Lundin
June 8, 2023
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Building the bio-economy is important for the future of Europe

The forests of Europe is a key factor in making the European circular bio-economy a reality. The potential of forest raw materials to replace fossil-based materials is an important part of Europe’s strength, resilience, and self-sufficiency. Developing the forestry sector by respecting environmental objectives is a pan-european effort, involving all…
Bjorn
April 5, 2023
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Private forest owners bring diversity to the forest

There are close to 320,000 private forest owners in Sweden, and together they own about half of the productive forest land. For these 320,000 private forest owners, the forest is an important part of their everyday life – it’s where they live, take walks, pick mushrooms, and hunt – all…
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December 11, 2022
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Environmental care in Swedish forestry

In Sweden, the current Forestry Act was adopted in 1993, changing the conditions of how forestry is conducted. A monumental change was the fact that environmental care and production goals became equally prioritised, an important decision that strengthened environmental practices in forestry. The new Forestry Act also gave forest owners…
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December 11, 2022
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The forest industry cycle

Forests and forestry mean a lot to Sweden’s society and economy. The forest industry cycle also contributes to reducing carbon dioxide emissions, for the sake of the climate. The forest industry enables us to build wooden houses, decorate these houses with wooden furniture and buy milk in cartons produced from…
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December 11, 2022
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Forest fertilisation a better climate measure than permanent offsets

Research from the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency shows that forest fertilisation has bigger climate benefits than permanent protection of forests. The Swedish Environmental Protection Agency was commissioned by the Swedish government to analyse and present proposals for political instruments to increase the uptake of carbon dioxide in the forest. Peichen…
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October 11, 2022
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Are satellites enough to measure the forest?

In June 2021, a study published in Nature claimed that the felling of forests in Sweden had increased dramatically, something that later turned out not to be true. The statement was met with great criticism and was rejected by, among others, the Swedish Forest Agency and SLU. The study, which…
Bjorn
May 19, 2022