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1 1 Workshop Innovation in Forestry and Wood Chain Genova, 31 October 2011

2 2 Forests and the forest-based sector in the EU: Some basic data l Forests cover around 40% of the EU's land area. l Around 60% in private ownership (estimated 16 million forest owners). l The average annual volume of timber harvested is slightly over 60% of the annual forest growth (potential for increased utilisation of wood). l Forest-based industries employed about 3 million people in 344,000 enterprises. l Production value of 365 billion, producing added value of around120 billion. Forest-based industries in the EU are generally competitive, having a very good technical and commercial performance. (…) However, the sector is facing a number of challenges, in particular as regards the access to raw materials, the need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, innovation, trade and information of forest-based products. (Communication on Innovative and sustainable forest- based industries in the EU)

3 3 Collaborative Research Frontier Research Human Potential Research Capacity The 7th Framework Programme ( ) Total 53 billion for 7 years M7 460 M M4 217 M

4 4 Cooperation Programme – 10 themes Research on forests and the forest-based sector can also be addressed by the other three specific programmes in FP7: Capacities, Ideas and People.

5 5 Research in the forest sector in FP7 Ongoing projects Theme 2: Food, Agriculture and Fisheries, and Biotechnology l NOVELTREE: Novel tree breeding strategies (4M) l NEWFOREX: New ways to value and market forest externalities (3M) l FlexWood: Flexible wood supply chain (3M) l BACCARA: Biodiversity and climate change, a risk analysis (3M) l ISEFOR: Increasing sustainability of European forests: modelling for security against invasive pests and pathogens under climate change (3M) l BENWOOD: Coordination Actions in Support Of Sustainable and Eco- Efficient Short Rotation Forestry in CDM/JI Countries (1M) l FUNCiTree: Functional Diversity: An ecological framework for sustainable and adaptable agro-forestry systems in landscapes of semi-arid and arid ecoregions (3M) l REPHRAME: Development of improved methods for detection, control and eradication of pine wood nematode in support of EU Plant Health policy (3M)

6 6 Research in the forest sector in FP7 Forthcoming projects Theme 2: Food, Agriculture and Fisheries, and Biotechnology l ARANGE: Advanced multifunctional forest management in European mountain ranges (under negotiation) l ProCoGen: Promoting a functional and comparative understanding of the conifer genome – implementing applied aspects for more productive and adapted forests (under negotiation) l FORGER: Towards the Sustainable Management of Forest Genetic Resources in Europe (under negotiation) l FORESTERRA: Enhancing FOrest RESearch in the MediTERRAnean through improved coordination and integration (under negotiation)

7 7 Research in the forest sector in FP7 Current call for proposals (2012) Theme 2: Food, Agriculture and Fisheries, and Biotechnology (deadline: 15 Nov 2011) – 4 forest-related topics: Development of new or improved logistics for lignocellulosic biomass harvest, storage and transport (with Energy Theme) (4M) Multipurpose trees and non-wood forest products for an innovative forestry in rural areas (6M) Development of management strategies for planted and managed forests to increase mitigation capacity (3M) Innovation in the forest-based sector for increasing resource efficiency and tackling climate change with competitive customer solutions - ERA-NET+ (with NMP theme) (8M)

8 8 l EU research: l Seventh Framework Programme: l Reference documents to help the consortium : l Research DG Site: l RTD info magazine: Further Information


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