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Bioeconomy, Forestry
Towards elections: which future for EU-backed nature-based solutions (NBS)?
Towards elections: which future for EU-backed nature-based solutions (NBS)?
The so-called "nature-based solutions" (NBS) are the latest trend in the environment domain.
Towards genetically-improved conifers
Towards genetically-improved conifers
Pines are long-lived; between 100 and 1,000 years. And they are a tree species, of high commercial importance. Indeed, they are valued for their timber and wood pulp.
Urban agriculture is more than a hippy-style hobby
Urban agriculture is more than a hippy-style hobby
Imagine living in an inner city and buying your vegetables and fruit just moments after they’ve been harvested. Imagine waking up to the rustic sound of a cock crowing.
Diana Tuomasjukka: taking care of forest futures
Diana Tuomasjukka: taking care of forest futures
European forests are expected to supply us with woodchips, paper and timber but also harbour biodiversity and access for recreational activities.
A balancing act for carbon stock preservation
A balancing act for carbon stock preservation
Forests and land ecosystems are the earth’s carbon reservoirs. They are key to limit the impact of greenhouse gases, as they fix those gases down.
Lilliput forests, global certification
Lilliput forests, global certification
The level of interest for the US standard Smart Logging , designed to ensure the sustainable use of the forests, has now been tested in Europe.
Biomass bonanza as plastics’ raw materials
Biomass bonanza as plastics’ raw materials
Increasingly, many of the plastic products we use every day are no longer based on petroleum raw material . Instead, they are made from biomass such as starch, sugar, corn and other sources that also happen to be food products.
Europe fends off alien species
Europe fends off alien species
It may look incredibly innocent, but the harlequin ladybird, a stowaway onboard fruit and flower consignments from Asia, is on a ‘most unwanted’ list.
The joker card in the renewable energy game
The joker card in the renewable energy game
Woodchips are one of the renewable sources of energy used in domestic and district-level heating systems. They can come from wood waste from construction, agriculture, landscaping, logging and sawmills.