Research

Focus areas

EFINORD’s research themes fall within the scope of sustainable forest management, the key concept in the Selfoss Declaration which was signed by Nordic forest ministers in 2008. EFINORD focuses on two thematic issues:


Biomass production and intensive forest management
The EU’s climate and energy policy targets for the year 2020 state that 20% of
total energy consumption should come from renewable energy. In the future,
an increasing part of this renewable energy may come from forest biomass.
EFINORD countries have great potential to increase forest biomass production.

Ecosystem services
Ecosystem services are the benefits people obtain from ecosystems including
non-wood forest products, urban forestry (including recreation and health),
biodiversity, water resources, and forest and landscape restoration.



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EFINORD’s work also falls into three broad, cross-cutting themes:

• Climate change
• Environmental economics
• Governance and policy