New publication: Forest products in the global bioeconomy

New publication: Forest products in the global bioeconomy

If you want to know, have a look at the new FAO publication Forest Products in the global bioeconomy: Enabling substitution by wood-based products and contributing to the Sustainable Development Goals, launched on 21 March on the occasion of the International Day of Forests.

Wood-based products can assist with climate change mitigation by storing carbon, while also helping to avoid or reduce the greenhouse gas emissions associated with the materials they substitute for such as concrete, steel, plastics and synthetic fibres.

Are you interested in more sustainable consumer choices?

Do you want to know more about exciting new uses for wood?

The new report, developed in collaboration with the European Forest Institute, brings together the most up-to-date knowledge on the role of forest products in the global bioeconomy.

It outlines the emerging technologies that open up the range of uses for forest products while decreasing material, carbon and water footprints and reducing pollution and waste generation – including cross-laminated timber for construction, wood foam for packaging, lyocell or other wood-based textile fibres, and bioplastics.

Finally, this comprehensive report offers policy makers, the private sector governments, international cooperation bodies and researchers a set of recommendations to both enable and boost forest product substitution for sustainable development.