Webinar – How political leadership can shape sustainable wood supply in Europe

An evidence-based synthesis report

How political leadership can shape sustainable wood supply in Europe (under socioeconomic changes)?

Date: 23 April 2024
Time: 14:00 CEST

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TEAMING UP 4 FORESTS invites you to join for the second webinar unveiling a new evidence-based synthesis report on Europe’s wood supply in disruptive times. During this session, we will delve into the socioeconomic and policy factors that influence wood supply in Europe.

Background: 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. Our new synthesis report provides scientific insights and expert knowledge on these issues for all stakeholders of the forest value chain and the wood-based sector.


  • Welcome and introduction
    Welcome remarks by Alexander Buck, IUFRO Executive Director
  • Socioeconomic and policy factors influencing wood supply in Europe
    Metodi Sotirov (University of Freiburg), Špela Pezdevšek Malovrh (University of Ljubljana) and Ragnar Jonsson (Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences)
  • Moderated panel discussion with study authors
    Amila Meškin, Senior Policy Advisor, EUSTAFOR, Michael Reinhard, Head of the Forest Division at the Swiss Federal Office for the Environment (FOEN)
  • Q&A from audience
  • Outlook and closing of session
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