Finnish Forest Sector Economic Outlook 2018–2019. Executive Summary

Year 2018 will be a major economic peak in the Finnish forest sector. Forest industries’ production and export volumes are growing, industrial roundwood fellings are increasing, stumpage prices are rising, and operating profit in non-industrial private forestry is improving. Current cyclical peak is driven by growing world economy, which has increased the demand for forest industry products.

Agriculture, Climate, Economy, Environment, Fish, Food, Forestry

Synthesis on bioeconomy monitoring systems in the EU Member States – indicators for monitoring the progress of bioeconomy

This report presents an overview of existing bioeconomy strategies, policies or related initiatives and indicators to monitor and assess these at EU MS level, and the importance of existing bioeconomy sectors at national level. Furthermore, it presents the existing or needed most suitable bioeconomy key indicators and related indicators, and their respective data availability, for assessing and monitoring the progress of a bioeconomy at national level. The identified most suitable bioeconomy indicators important and feasible at the national context, can contribute to the further discussions when setting the frame for the development of a common EU bioeconomy monitoring system.


WAMBAF – Good Practices for Ditch Network Maintenance to Protect Water Quality in the Baltic Sea Region

In this document, we (i) describe the aims of DNM and give an overview of the existing scientific knowledge of the effects of DNM on tree growth, soil properties, hydrology and soil hydraulics, and drainage water quality, (ii) present factors for assessing the suitability of DNM, and (iii) present the principles of DNM planning and water protection for the reduction of the exports of SS, N and P to the water bodies in the Baltic Sea Region.