European bio-based industries: 600 billion EUR turnover and 3.2 million employees
The Bio-based Industries Consortium (BIC) announced at its general assembly the results of the first extensive macro-economic study on the European Bioeconomy. The study was performed by nova-Institute using the EUROSTAT numbers of 2013 as the main source of data.
Study questioning the climate benefit of Europe’s forests receives criticism
According to a study published in the journal Science, for the past 250 years Europe’s managed forests have been a net source of carbon, contributing to climate warming rather than mitigating it. The study surprised many, and has now received criticism from the research community
Strong growth in EU financing for implementing the Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda of the forest-based sector
Representatives from the European forest value chain gathered in Brussels on 18 November 2015 to celebrate the 10 years anniversary of the Forest-based Sector Technology Platform (FTP).