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LRF Skogsägarna’s agenda for forrest and climate
LRF Skogsägarna (the Federation of Swedish Family Forest Owners) regards forest as a renewable resource, with a central role in the ongoing transition to a green economy and in achieving long-term sustainable development of society.
Read more >>  (17/04/2014)

Multiple-use of Finnish forests to increase
Forest owners' goals and methods to use their forests are diversifying. Tourism and mining are also increasing. The need to reconcile different ways of using forests will continue to grow.
Read more >>  (02/04/2014)

A new strategy for the forest-based sector
The forest-based sector in Norway has encountered a lot of problems in the last years. The competition from paper producers in other countries has been very tough. Several Norwegian paper producers have had to close down their factories, and the market is changing.The market changes have caused problems not only for the paper producers, but also for the saw mills and other players in the forest-based sector.
Read more >>  (31/03/2014)

Biodiversity and ecosystem services in Sweden
Two years of intensive political work has now culminated in a Government Bill on a Swedish strategy for biodiversity and ecosystem services. The professionalism and perseverance of LRF Skogsägarna (Federation of Swedish Family Forest Owners) and forest owner associations has helped to improve the content considerably compared with earlier proposals. Fewer setbacks are also a type of success.
Read more >>  (24/03/2014)

Danish Forests Saved: No Tax on Firewood
Political turnaround: The new Danish minister of tax, Morten Østergaard, has declared that the proposed tax on firewood "will not work". So the world record that Denmark was heading for - as the first country in the world to tax firewood - is apparently dropped.
Read more >>  (10/03/2014)

Huge amount of ditched peatlands available for restoration in Finland
Trees growing on low-yield, ditched peatlands can be felled and the area left to return to its natural state thanks to the new Forest Act. In some cases this can be deemed as forest destruction.
Read more >>  (03/03/2014)

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