2nd seminar of the joint CEI-Bois/EFBWW/EPF project Perspectives and Challenges of the WI in Europe
The 2nd Seminar took place on the 30 of November 2018 in Lisbon and was organised around the theme of the European Woodworking Sector Attractiveness. It was preceded, on the 29 of November 2018, by a training workshop and the official signature of the voluntary agreement between EPF and EFBWW on the European Action Guide on Formaldehyde.
ForestBiodiversity - how sustainable forest management supports biodiversity preservation
“Listen to EU forest stewards, understand their actions on the ground, learn from their experience, and go beyond the clichés!” In a few words, this is the message of the new awareness campaign #ForestBiodiversity launched 12.10.2020 in Brussels by 6 associations representing the European Forest-based Sector. More information available at https://forestbiodiversity.eu/
EU FOREST-BASED INDUSTRIES 2050: A vision of sustainable choices for a climate-friendly future
Our vision spans the entire EU-wide value chain of forest-based products, from forest owners and managers to transformation industries, academia as well as research and development. It focuses on forest-based solutions and how they help meet the emerging expectations of Europe’s citizens. Europe’s Forest-based Industries have an important role in strengthening the European low-carbon circular bioeconomy as they provide a smart industrial ecosystem where materials, by-products and residues are supplied across the various parts of the value chain, to make the most efficient use of resources, including through re-use and recycling. Subsequently, maximising the climate change mitigation impacts of the whole system, while also providing other forest benefits to the society. Find out more about our Vision 2050 here: http://www.cei-bois.org/2019/11/18/european-forest-based-industries-come-together-to-present-2050-vision/
Did you know that...
Many interesting and unknown facts about wood! Did you know that 1m³ of wood stores 1 tonne of CO2? Did you know that the wood industry provides over 2,000,000 jobs in Europe? Did you know that the wood industry generates 200,000,000,000 euro each year? Did you know that the wood industry counts more than 350,000 companies? Did you know that Europe's forests gained 5 times the area of Belgium in the last 20 years? Did you know that Europe's forests store 9,552 million tonnes of CO2? Did you know that Europe's wood products store 60 million tonnes of CO2? Did you know that only 64% of the annual forest increment is harvested?