9.02.00 - Forest sector analysis


The Economics of US Forests as a Natural Climate Solution

Webinar; 29 April 2021

This event was organized jointly by The Ohio State University, North Carolina State University, the University of Maine, the University of Idaho, and IUFRO.

Presenters provided recent results from leading forest economic models that estimate the costs and potential of carbon sequestration in U.S. forests and provide U.S. scale estimates of forest-based mitigation potential and costs for various activities (afforestation, reforestation, forest management, rotation extensions), as well as at the regional, county and mill-shed scale for relevant activities.

A panel discussion focussed on how to move from ambition to reality on the landscape with experts on market design and implementation.

For those who missed the webinar, a video recording is available at:

Report: https://www.iufro.org/fileadmin/material/science/divisions/div9/90200/webinar-economics21-report.doc  


Towards the bioeconomy: the role of traditional and emerging products and supporting actions

The unit organized a session in IUFRO2019 Congress, Curitiba Brazil: Traditional, emerging and new forest products in a bioeconomy – advances and applications in modelling the market potentials and sectoral impacts.  Special issue is under compilation in Forest Policy and Economics (2021): https://www.sciencedirect.com/journal/forest-policy-and-economics/special-issue/101KTWSPF09


IUFRO Regional Congress for Asia and Oceania 2016 (IUFRO-AO 2016) “Forests for Sustainable Development: The Role of Research” Beijing, China October 24 – 27, 2016

Call for abstracts to the session:  Future of forest industrial business: co-management of ecosystem services and corporate sustainability?

Organizers: Anne Toppinen (University of Helsinki, Finland), Christian Gamborg (University of Copenhagen, Denmark) & Maarit Kallio (LUKE, Finland)

Format: Oral presentations and posters

The session brings together a rich collection of research-based evidence on ecosystem service management and the emerging interactions between businesses, industrial plantations and local livelihoods. The session also addresses impacts from changing international trade flows and foreign investments on the sustainable future of forest industry.

Deadline: 15  May 2016 -  Details at http://www.iufro-ao2016.org/en/news.asp?id=35.html