IEFC Letter – Institut Européen de la Forêt Cultivée

IEFC Letter

Maximizing forest yield and minimizing climatic risk factors

Sustainable forest management plays a key role in climate mitigation strategies. This is due to the carbon sequestration potential of forests and their provision of raw materials that can substitute materials with higher carbon footprints.

Global experts call for action to leverage the potential of non-wood forest products for Europe’s green economy

At the time when the stronger development of the bioeconomy will help the European Union accelerate progress towards a circular and low-carbon economy, global experts on non-wood forest products (NWFP) are calling on European and international institutions, governments, policy makers and private sector to recognize and leverage the potential of those products and consider them […]

Understanding the Impact of Climate Change on Forests

Two videos (in French) aimed to promote better understanding of the phenomena responsible for climate change and their impacts on forests.

Diversification of Britain’s forests: initial results from a new generation of species trials.

Forestry in Britain is reliant on a small number of tree species and is facing the challenges of climate change and an increasing number of new pests and diseases; this narrow palette of species increases risk. After a 40-year gap in large scale species trials a new series were established in 2012.

REINFFORCE Arboretums: Sentinel devices against pathogens at the European level.

Between 2011 and 2013, thanks to the REINFFORCE project of the Interreg Atlantic Area programme, a collection of 38 arboretums with different origins from 32 different forest species was established along the European Atlantic coast (from Scotland to Portugal). The aim was to observe their growth, phenology and condition that different diseases and pests […]

PEN-CAFoRR launches new platform to promote cooperation, common perspective and standardized techniques.

The Pan-European Network for Climate Adaptive Forest Restoration and Reforestation (PEN-CAFoRR), a network of experts from Europe and beyond addressing the entire cycle of forest restoration and reforestation in different ecosystems, has recently published its “Actions website” to broaden the dissemination of knowledge and facilitate an increased scale of planning and implementation of its Climate […]

French recovery plan: 45,000 hectares of forests to be planted and a boosted research effort

On the 3rd of September, the French Prime Minister presented the “France Relance” plan, a roadmap for the economic, social and ecological refoundation of the country. 100 billion euros are dedicated to this recovery plan, including 1.2 billion for the “agricultural transition, food and forestry” section. 200 million will be allocated to forests over the […]

Green deal, new forestry strategy: forest plantations at the heart of all European policy topics

The Green Deal is the European legislative basis that commits Europe to carbon neutrality in 2050, a sinequanone condition for limiting climate change to a 2°C increase in temperature. As forests are the main terrestrial ecosystem storing CO2, the European Union is actively working to update its strategy to preserve this type of ecosystem, which […]

How to accelerate breeding and afforestation efforts with valuable conifers?

Using somatic embryogenesis as a means to supply and mix adapted varieties in an economic way to encounter the climate crisis: the project MULTIFOREVER develops new strategies.

In a context that will require more and more specific plantable material in response to increasing demands, the selection process can be sped up in conifers using multi-varietal plantations. […]

Pine oleoresin market in the context of a health crisis

International
trade data for oleoresin and the primary processing products rosin and
turpentine are not always made transparent by the customs services of the
different countries. Therefore, one of the objectives of the SustForest+
project is to offer a view on the evolution of the international market to
European stakeholders of the pine oleoresin sector.

The
COVID-19 pandemic had an impact on […]