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Bioeconomy is the production of renewable biological resources and the conversion of these resources (including waste streams) into value added products. Its sectors and industries have strong innovation potential due to their use of a wide range of sciences, enabling and industrial technologies, along with local and tacit knowledge.1 The forest bioeconomy focuses on innovations in the circular use of forest products and resources. In the Mediterranean, forest bioeconomy has a strong focus on business models for Non-Wood Forest Products, recreational uses of forests, and social inclusion.

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A future built in wood

Forest Europe launched the fourth video in their series on the state of Europe’s forests. This video focuses on how wood is increasingly...
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Sensing the cork oak forest: an insight into the workers in the woods

A stunning new photographic exhibition unveils a poetic and emotional insight into the workers who remove the cork from our forests. “Sentir...
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Catalan Cork Institute Foundation at the Cassà de la Selva cork stopper fair

As each year, the Catalan Cork Institute Foundation (ICSuro) will take part in the cork stopper fair which will take place in...
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The future will be made of wood: Why we’ll use it for cars, houses,...

Translated from original article in La Vanguardia. "If the 19th century was the era of steel and the 20th...
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Miel Muria: the only PEFC-certified honey in Europe

Catalan honey producers, Miel Muria, have recently signed a PEFC license to communicate and make visible their certified sustainable forest management. The...
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IUFRO Spotlight: Using a social lens on the forest bioeconomy

IUFRO is highlighting the social dimensions of the forest-based bioeconomy in its latest edition. The IUFRO Spotlight Using a social science lens...
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Wood sector alliance for the New European Bauhaus

The European wood-based sector launched the wood sector alliance for the New European Bauhaus (Wood4Bauhaus.eu) to establish an open platform of stakeholders....
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Woodworking Industries present joint position on EU Forest Strategy

CEI-Bois, the European Confederation of the Woodworking Industries, and EOS, the European Organisation of the Sawmill Industry have issued on the 16...
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Forested rural areas are a valuable source of non-fossil raw materials

In the circular sustainable bioeconomy perspective, forested rural areas represent a precious source of the lignocellulose and non-fossil raw materials for established...
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How can the transition to the bioeconomy improve the social sustainability of forest workers?

A survey launched by Julia Virgolino from University College Dublin in partnership with Universidade Federal da Paraiba (Brazil) aims on building an...

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IUFRO is highlighting the social dimensions of the forest-based bioeconomy in its latest edition. The IUFRO Spotlight Using a social science lens...

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