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World Series Vol. 42 - Europe's Wood Supply In Disruptive Times

This report outlines the impacts of climate change and considers other factors, such as political uncertainties and a fragmented forest landscape. It also identifies practical implications and response measures for the wood-based industry, forest management and policymakers. The study is based on cutting edge research and evaluated perspectives of different stakeholders.

World Series Vol. 42 - Europe's Wood Supply In Disruptive Times
An evidence-based synthesis report

Editors: Carola Egger, Nelson Grima, Michael Kleine, Maja Radosavljevic

Authors: Metodi Sotirov, Ragnar Jonsson, Andreas Nikolaus Kleinschmit von Lengefeld, Andrey Krasovskiy, Florian Kraxner, Manfred J. Lexer, Špela Pezdevšek Malovrh, Anne-Christine Ritschkoff

IUFRO World Series Volume 42. Vienna. 160 p.

ISBN 978-3-903345-23-2

Published by: International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO)

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Forests in Europe are strongly affected by climate change and face many additional challenges, such as political uncertainties and a fragmented forest landscape. A key challenge for Europe is to secure, maintain and enhance the sustainable supply of wood from its forest ecosystems. To address this, a deep understanding of the factors impacting wood supply is needed as well as concrete response measures building on a strong evidence base. This synthesis report provides scientific insights and expert knowledge on these issues for all stakeholders of the forest value chain and the wood-based sector.

Report, policy brief and factsheet also available at:

Press release "European forests: How climate change, land ownership, and forest-related policies influence future wood supply" available at:

Pressemitteilung: "Studie: Dringender Handlungsbedarf zur Sicherung von Holz als Rohstoff in Europa":

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