National Wood Resource Balances : Workshop Proceedings - 31 March - 1 April 2008
Wood is currently a source for renewable energy in Europe. Increasing global prices for fossil fuels, concerns over energy security, and commitments to reduce CO2 emissions has increased the demand for wood in the energy sector. This has created a situation where there is competition for raw materials between the energy sector and the wood product sector and has led to an acute need for up-to-date, reliable statistical information on wood sources and uses, which have heretofore either been unavailable or weak in many countries. The proceedings are divided into two parts: part one presents the workshop’s conclusions and recommendations, part two is a summary of the presentations given at the workshop. The annex contains two background papers.