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EFORWOOD : Sustainability Impact Assessment of the Forestry-Wood Chain

Description:

The objective of EFORWOOD is to develop a quantitative decision support tool for Sustainability Impact Assessment of the European Forestry-Wood Chain (FWC) and subsets thereof (e.g. regional), covering forestry, industrial manufacturing, consumption and recycling. The objective will be achieved by: 1. defining economic, environmental and social sustainability indicators, 2. developing a tool for Sustainability Impact Assessment by integrating a set of models, 3. supplying the tool with real data, aggregated as needed and appropriate, 4. testing the tool in a stepwise procedure allowing adjustments to be made according to the experiences gained, 5. applying the tool to assess the sustainability of the present European forest wood chain (FWC) (and subsets thereof) as well the impacts of potential major changes based on scenarios, 6. making the adapted versions of the tool available to stakeholder groupings (industrial, political and others). The multi-functionality of the FWC is taken into account by using indicators to assess the sustainability of production processes and by including in the analysis the various products and services of the FWC.

Project information

Lead
The Forestry Research Institute of Sweden (SE)
Partners

Albert Ludwigs University (DE), Alterra BV (NL), Asociación de Investigación y Desarrollo en la Industria del Mueble y Afines (ES), Institut Technologique (FR), Baden-Württemberg Forest Research Institute (DE), University of Natural Resources and Applied Sciences (AT), Building Research Establishment (UK), Center for International Forestry Research (RI), Centre Tecnologic Forestal de Catalunya (ES), Confédération Européenne des Propriétaires Forestiers (BE), CIRAD-Forêt (FR), Confederation of European Paper Industries (BE), European Confederation of Woodworking Industries (BE), European Forest Institute (FI), Johann Heinrich von Thünen (DE), Forest Research Institute (PL), Forest Research, an executive Agency of the Forestry Commission(UK), InnovaWood Limited (IE), Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique (FR), Institute of Forest Ecosystem Research (CZ), Instituto Superior de Agronomia (PT), Pöyry Forest Industry (FI), Kenniscentrum Papier en Karton (NL), Latvian Forestry Research Institute (LV), Mendel University of Agriculture and Forestry (CZ), Oy Keskuslaboratorio - Centrallaboratorium Ab (FI), Savcor Indufor OY (FI), Slovenian Forestry Institute (SI), Innventia AB (SE), Sveriges Lantbruksuniversitet (SE), Technical Research Centre of Finland (FI), Technical University in Zvolen (SK), The Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NO), The University of Copenhagen (DK), Tropical Agricultural Research and Higher Education Centre (CR), Unité de Recherché sur la Productivité des Plantations Industrielles (RCB), Warsaw Agricultural University, Faculty of Forestry (PL).

Source of funding
FP6

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Keywords

Forestry-Wood Chain, forestry services, indicators, production sustainability, scenarios

Duration

2005/11/1-2010/1/31

Climate impacts

Extreme Temperatures

Elements

Adaptation Measures and Actions, Observations and Scenarios, Vulnerability Assessment

Sectors

Forestry

Geographic characterization

Europe

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