IEFC Newsletter – Institut Européen de la Forêt Cultivée
IEFC Newsletter
11 January 2022

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6 December 2021

From the birds’ eye perspective to actions on the ground: SUPERB to promote forest restoration and adaptation across Europe

Imagine you were a bird flying over
Europe. You would see cities and villages, rivers, agricultural landscape, and forests
covering almost one-third of Europe. You will distinguish many different types of
trees: dark green or more reddish, straight and tall, wide and crooked or small
and slender, with many different shapes of leaves or needles. While flying over
Europe, you […]



21 September 2021

Valuing Ecosystem Services provided by Complex Forests in Spain, France and Portugal

• The objective is to leverage complex forests as a climate-smart strategy to mitigate climate change and promote biodiversity.
• Provide a classification of the benefits provided by complex forests as well as a decision tree tool to guide local development stakeholders and policy-makers regarding appropriate valuation methods.



13 July 2021

Towards an Intelligent Information Management of Complex Forests in Southwest Europe

Complex forests and mixed plantations, as a resilient alternative, can increase, and in many cases, improve the potential quality of ecosystem services compared to other forest systems.



22 June 2021

Development of bio-based resin products in Europe

The SustForest+ project, in close collaboration with the INCREDIBLE inter-regional innovation network on resin, has made it possible to develop resin tapping and transport processes, calculate the carbon footprint of this product, set up a European origin label, develop traceability and monitor global market trends.



16 June 2021

Exchanges between Resin Tapping Stakeholders in France

The 8th public meeting of the Gemm_Est & ExtraFor_Est projects, related to extractable chemical compounds from trees, was held online on 22 April 2021. This event, which was open to the public, was also an opportunity for a wide range of French stakeholders to discuss the topic of pine resin.



27 May 2021

Optimisation of Carbon Functional Traits

CARTON (“optimisation of carbon traits”) is a collaborative project coordinated by INRAE (ANR project, 2020-2025). This project aims to identify European tree species that offer optimal soil carbon sequestration capacity, rapid tree growth and adaptation to climate change.



25 May 2021

Europe is Entering the Age of the Bioeconomy

An important debate about the forest-based bioeconomy in Europe and its impact on forest harvesting



20 April 2021

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.



31 March 2021

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 […]