Metla uutiskirje

Metla Bulletin

2/2011
News
New Policy brief: Making boreal forests work for people and nature

Closer collaboration among boreal countries, among governments, stakeholders and international orga­ni­zations, is needed to support the transformation of the forest sector and to enhance adaptation of the boreal forests to future uncertainties. This is one of the key messages of the new policy brief that focuses on boreal forests.

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WTO membership to open up Russian market to competition

Russia will become a member of the World Trade Organization (WTO) in 2012. This will open the market for competition and improve the predictability of the operating environment. For the Finnish forest sector, Russia’s accession to the WTO is a welcome step, whereas Russian companies are expecting the implications to be mainly negative. In the short term, Russia’s membership will not bring about significant change to practical operations.

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Russia’s national forest policy near completion – first draft released on 29 March

Up until now, Russia has not had a consistent national forest policy document. Major changes in the country’s forest sector in recent years have expedited the reaching of an agreement on strategy definitions – and the results are beginning to show. The first draft of strategy definitions for Russia’s forest policy was released at a forestry forum in Moscow on 29 March. Now the draft is open for comment.

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New information on wood harvesting and logistics in Russia

In a recently completed research project carried out by Metla, new methods and solutions have been developed to improve Finnish expertise in industrial and energy wood harvesting as well as in the development of transport and logistics in Russia. The results, which explain key problems, will benefit companies operating or planning to operate in Russia. It is hoped that the project will enhance the business opportunities and competitiveness of Finnish forest-related companies and other players in the expanding Russian market.

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Poland’s forest sector the strongest among EU countries in transition

The Central and Eastern Europe Forest Information Project of Metla gathers baseline information on the Polish forest sector. A training and networking visit to the Warsaw and Łódź regions is being organised under the project at the end of April 2012.

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Progress in the use of bioenergy in Slovakia

Banská Bystrica in central Slovakia is one the most forested regions in the country. In the last two years, the consumption of woodchips in the region has increased by 80 per cent as a result of new investments in bioenergy.

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