There's climate wisdom in wood
The forest industry is a material- and energy-efficient user of renewable natural resources and a leading producer of renewable energy.
Furthermore, the industry manufactures recyclable and biodegradable products and leads the way in the production of next-generation biofuels. Products manufactured from wood bind carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and slow down climate change. For example, increasing the structural usage of wood is an efficient way of mitigating climate change and encouraging the use of renewable natural resources.
The forest industry has long experience and know-how of the sustainable utilisation of natural resources. Developing diverse wood processing creates jobs and new need for know-how and research.
Processed products and energy from wood
The modern forest industry generates highly refined products, renewable energy and well-being to the society. The new focus of research is on biorefineries, the promotion of forest energy and developing the paper and wood products of tomorrow.
High expectations for renewable wood
Finland has excellent potential for speeding up the revival of renewable wood by continuing its successful climate and energy policy. There are high expectations on Finland concerning the sustainable utilisation of natural resources. The forest industry wants to help in achieving these goals.