The European forest sector outlook study II : 2010-2030
United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (ENECE); Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
Expectations of the region's forests to meet increasing environmental, social and economic demands have never been higher. European forest sector policy makers must grapple with complex, imperfectly understood challenges to meet these demands when designing forest policies. These policies will have to address challenges such as climate change, protection of biodiversity, space for recreation and leisure, and energy and raw material needs. The European Forest Sector Outlook Study II (EFSOS II) addresses and discusses these demanding challenges through scenario analysis. A reference scenario and four policy scenarios have been prepared modelling trends in the European forest sector up to 2030, to illustrate the possible long-term consequences of policy choices.