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Forest ecosystems cover 42 % of the European Union’s total land area and strong efforts have been made to facilitate an increase of multiple forest ecosystem services to form robust forest stands. However, all ecosystems recently have been hit by rapidly changing climatic conditions, e.g. long lasting droughts, heavy rain events, frequent and intensive storms, pests and forest fires. To address this within future silviculture management concepts, forest operations and wood supply, all stakeholders along the Forest Wood Value Chain will need to form a common idea of future forest management, while none of them can increase its benefit without harming another one.

Therefore, four Case Studies Regions will be established, following Europe’s biogeographical regions, to study climate-resilient silvicultural management practices and new methods of seeding and planting by the application of an own engineered topsoil cover based on wood fibres. Corresponding forest operations and concepts of actions in case of disturbances will be developed under selected sustainability criteria. Stakeholders will be activated in the participative process of socio-economic studies. The information will be consolidated in Dynamic Value Chain Model to assess the impact of the Forest-Wood Value Chain on regional development quantified by a set of economic, environmental and social indicators.

The newly developed Multi-Criteria Decision Support System visualises decision-making by comparing Sustainable Forest Management, synergies and trade-offs of Forest Ecosystems, reliable wood supply, and stakeholder interests through FWVC indicators of social, economic, and environmental dimensions, by applying methods of Goal Programming. The easy-to-use software application will be available for Forest-Wood Value Chain stakeholders globally. All ONEforest results will be implemented in new Model Forests, being part of the International Model Forest Network for regional adapted forest management concept.

project data

Funded under: H2020-EU 3.2.1.4

Grant agreement ID: 101000406

Topic: LC-RUR-11-2019-2020 - Sustainable wood value chains

Type of action: RIA - Research and Innovation action

Start date: 1/06/2021

End date: 31/05/2024

Budget: € 5 241 423,75

Project coordinator: ROSENHEIM TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF APPLIED SCIENCES

Consortium: 19 organisations from 8 countries

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GOALS

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Increased long-term resilience of forest
production systems and associated value
chains to climate/environmental change and
societal demand

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Positive change to European landscapes and
economies, by keeping the countryside green
and serving to make cities greener, and increasing
the share of both decent and green
jobs

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Protection and restoration of biodiversity of
primary and secondary forest

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Enhanced contribution of the forest-based
sector to long-term climate change mitigation,
adaptation and rural development objectives

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