The North European Regional Office of the European Forest Institute – EFINORD – is based in Umeå, Sweden. EFINORD launched its activities in 2010 and promotes forest research networking within the Nordic-Baltic Sea-North Atlantic region. EFINORD is the 5th EFI Regional Office. The Regional Offices are integral parts of the Institute and they implement EFI strategy at regional levels.

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EFINORD Seminar - Potential and consequences of increasing the use of forest bioenergy - 14 October 2015

The promotion of renewable energy is among the key elements in the EU’s energy policy, and mandatory national targets have been defined to increase the share of energy from renewable sources of the gross final energy consumption in 2020. For northern Europe, the use of forest biomass for bioenergy purposes can considerable contribute to these targets. In this perspective, the EFINORD seminar Potential and consequences of increasing the use of forest bioenergy, was held in Umeå, Sweden.

The seminar was hosted by the Faculty of Forest Sciences, SLU (Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences), and the organizer was EFINORD (European Forest Institute's North European Regional Office).

Presentations from the seminar




NOVA PhD course "State of the Art in Payments for Environmental Services and Market-Based Instruments", 5 - 9 October 2015, 10 ECTS

Course description

The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, SLU, in collaboration with EFINORD, offers a PhD course in Payments for Environmental Services and Market-based Instruments. The course will provide PhD-students and other participants interested in the field of PES and MBI in natural resource management a general overview of the issues, and a deeper understanding of the major PES and MBI methods and applications (e.g. CDM or REDD) as well as the challenges and potentials of this field. The course will address general theoretical approaches and applied case studies, with a special focus on the Nordic countries. Some experience has been accumulated in the Nordic countries on PES schemes – this knowledge could contribute to policy formulation in developing countries.

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