Vision 2040 of the European Forest-based Sector

The European forest-based sector, a cornerstone of Europe’s bioeconomy, has a long history of providing for the needs of a growing population. Based on sustainable forest management and offering renewable products that don’t compete with food production over land use it creates several opportunities that should be further developed.

  • This publication presents the long-term goals and targets of the forest-based sector in Europe, which aims to provide solutions to global challenges and contribute to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs):
  • How the forest-based sector can help reduce pollution, provide renewable energy, create economic and social links between urban and rural areas, achieve higher productivity and innovation, make sustainable buildings and consumption, and conserve and use natural resources efficiently.
  • Current and potential benefits of the forest-based sector, such as providing renewable raw materials, non-wood forest goods and services, green electricity and biofuels, new fibre-based products, and innovative technologies and processes.
  • Strategic research and innovation agenda (SRA) of the Forest-based Sector Technology Platform (FTP), which identifies the key areas and actions needed to achieve the vision. It also highlights the role of FTP as a focal point for stakeholder collaboration and policy support.

Content: Vision 2040 of the European Forest-based Sector

Publisher: Forest-based Sector Technology Platform (FTP)

Year: 2019