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Multi-functionality and sustainability in the European Union’s forests

The production of natural resources and raw materials for industry and bioenergy, employment creation, provision of spaces for leisure, conservation of biodiversity, mitigation of climate change: the many functions of forests create also conflicts between different uses and stakeholders.

EASAC report "Multi-functionality and sustainability in the European Union’s forests"
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Policy-makers are confronted with considerable challenges to enhance sustainability and synergies between different interest groups. A European expert group reviewed the latest scientific knowledge in a report that makes recommendations for sustainable forest management with optimal social, environmental and economic benefits. Thierry Courvoisier, President of the l’European Academies Science Advisory Council (EASAC) and former President of the Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences, recently released the report «Multi-functionality and sustainability in the European Union's forests».

Edition / Volume: EASAC Policy Report, 32
Pages: 43
Standard identifier: 978-3-8047-3728-0


  • Mitigation
  • Raw materials