Bioeconomy

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.

Wood4Bauhaus: Wood sector alliance for the New European Bauhaus

The European Commission’s New European Bauhaus calls for a creative, interdisciplinary, novel movement embedded in society to imagine a sustainable future together...

The New European Bauhaus: fostering healthy, climate-positive building with wood

Embraced by sounds of wooden musical instruments, Wood4Bauhaus will hold a Reflections event on 12-13 June 2022, inviting participants to discuss future...

The Future is Bright – The Future is Wooden: CEI-Bois 70th Anniversary and Summer...

The European Confederation of the Woodworking Industries (CEI-Bois) is celebrating its 70th anniversary this year! CEI-Bois has much to celebrate and is...

WILDFOOD Conference and Policy Forum

The WildFood project has reached the second year of activity. The time has come to review the work done by the Project...

Fostering Innovation Towards a More Sustainable Forest Sector in Europe

On 14-15 June the H2020 ROSEWOOD4.0 project will hold its final event in Barcelona, Spain (hosted in a hybrid format). The event...

Silvopasture as key driver to promote circular economy in Europe

In light of the recent regulations and actions supporting circular economy, it seems clear that the European Union recognizes climate change as...

A new digital app mapping the potential suitability for cork oak in Portugal

The Competence Centre for Cork oak tree and Cork recently developed a digital application to help the Portuguese landowners finding the right...

SustForest Plus comes to an end…but the resin sector’s momentum continues!

The SustForest Plus project on "Multifunctionality, conservation and rural employment in the territory of southern Europe through resin extraction" was born in...

European Natural Resin: new website launched

Throughout the life of the SustForest Plus project, a specific line of work has been developed for European natural resin. As a...

Rural development funding and wildfire prevention

Rural landscapes in Southern Europe have been increasingly exposed to wildfires during the last decades due to climate and land use changes....

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The environmental impacts of a large-scale transition to timber cities

Researchers from the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) carried out a study on the building sector's transition towards bioeconomy in...

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