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