The Vision will be followed by a new Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRA) to be launched in 2019. The SRA will help the forest based-sector to plan the route in achieving the ten long-term Vision Targets.
The Vision was launched in an event under the umbrella of the Austrian EU-presidency. The premises of the Federal Austrian Ministry of Sustainability and Tourism in Vienna was fully packed with representatives from 20 European countries. The conference, entitled “Vision 2040: The future role of the forest bioeconomy in Europe”, highlighted that the forest-based sector is a leading actor in and enabler of a circular bioeconomy.
Representatives of the European Commission, national public authorities, as well as researchers, business representatives and forest owners took part in panel debates and inspiring talks. All in order to help moving from promises to actually achieving real facts and figures. In the FTP stakeholders’ panel CEPF was represented by the Interim Secretary General Meri Siljama.
The Vision 2040 of the forest-based sector can be found here.
For further information, please refer to http://www.forestplatform.org/#!/articles/the-european-forest-based-sector-launches-vision-for-2040