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The forest industry produces to the market climate-friendly products made from renewable and recyclable raw materials that can reduce people's and society's dependence on depleting natural resources.
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EU's network of free trade agreements needs to be actively expanded

It is vital for the forest industry exports that trade is liberalized, and trade barriers are purposefully dismantled.

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9.1.2024

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EU's new era has to come

EU's new presidency hints a trade policy emphasis favorable to the forest industry.

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12.12.2023

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EU's network of free trade agreements needs to be actively expanded

It is vital for the forest industry exports that trade is liberalized, and trade barriers are purposefully dismantled.

Economy and international trade
Trade policy
European union
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9.1.2024

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EU's new era has to come

EU's new presidency hints a trade policy emphasis favorable to the forest industry.

Economy and international trade
Economic policy
European union
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12.12.2023

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Has mathematics lost its appeal? Recent PISA results indicate the degradation of STEM skills

The PISA results for Finland continue the downward trend.

Career opportunities
Competence
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11.12.2023

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A touch of green to dune-filled landscape

The opportunities offered by the bioeconomy for mitigating climate change have taken a backseat in both climate negotiations and within the EU.

Climate and energy
Climate
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8.12.2023

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A regulation with a "truly" laborious impact

The enforcement of the EU's new deforestation regulation regulation, has proven just as complicated as thought and discussed during its preparations.

Finnish Forest Industries
Biodiversity
European union
Finnish Forest Industries
Nature and the environment
Forest management and use
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27.11.2023

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Economic slumps are a tough trial but the work continues

Finnish forest industry companies continue to have a significant impact on our national economy and the well-being of Finns.

Economy and international trade
Competence
Economic policy
Finnish Forest Industries
International trade
Trade policy
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21.11.2023

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Finland and Kazakhstan looking for forested cooperation

Getting to know the traiding partner is crucial. Shared interests build foundation for cooperation.

Economy and international trade
Economic policy
International trade
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21.11.2023

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Companies are taking part to reconstruction of Ukraine

Would this be the time to join the effort while at the same time creating a foothold for future business opportunities?

Economy and international trade
International trade
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14.11.2023

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Science is the foundation of green growth and new innovation

The interaction between science and society offers a pathway for practical applications of research results and scientific expertise.

R&D and products
Forest industry
Research and innovations
Finnish Forest Industries
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13.11.2023

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Energy efficiency – a clear difference between stinginess and restricting consumption

The energy and climate policy decision-makers must learn to perceive the bigger picture to enable the industry to reach its shared goal.‍

Climate and energy
Energy efficiency
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1.11.2023

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Will trade save the planet?

Due to the interconnected ties between the WTO members, it is in the common interest to ensure that all member countries can keep up.

Economy and international trade
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28.9.2023

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Towards healthier and more biodiverse forests

Biodiversity efforts must be fair not only to nature but to forest owners and the entire forest sector.

Environment and sustainability
Biodiversity
Finnish Forest Industries
Forest management and use
Nature and the environment
Nature
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25.9.2023

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Finnish Forest Industries Federation celebrates the Sustainable Development Goals

Finnish forest industry plays a significant role in the implementation of UN's Sustainable Development Goals.

Environment and sustainability
Sustainability commitments
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25.9.2023

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EU´s research and innovation funding helps implement climate policy objectives

EU´s research and innovation funding offers carrot for implementation of the ambitious climate policy objectives

R&D and products
European union
Finnish Forest Industries
Nature and the environment
Research and innovations
The European Union
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5.9.2023

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What is the true significance of forest industry exports?

The processing and export of wood-based products are of major importance to the Finnish economy.

Economy and international trade
About us
Competitiveness
Economic policy
Finnish Forest Industries
Industrial policy
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15.8.2023

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Commission again seeking more power – now over soil

The proposed directive on soil monitoring includes obligations for monitoring and reporting on the state of soil and sets the objective of achieving healthy soils by 2050.

Environment and sustainability
Collective agreements
European union
Finnish Forest Industries
Nature and the environment
The European Union
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11.7.2023

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Keys in preventing forest fires

Good forest management, functional forest road networks and extensive global collaboration are keys in preventing forest fires.

Forests and wood raw material
Finnish Forest Industries
Forest management and use
Forest industry
Nature and the environment
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6.7.2023

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Will EU markets only sell ecologically sustainable products in the future?

The finalised regulation must recognise the importance of sustainable, renewable materials in circular economy.

Environment and sustainability
The circular economy
The European Union
Wood-based products
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28.6.2023

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Technological opportunities in measuring biodiversity during harvesting

In Finland, there is a strong ambition to become the best country in the world in acknowledging forest biodiversity during harvesting. This would require top-class measuring and documenting.

Environment and sustainability
Biodiversity
Finnish Forest Industries
Forest industry
Nature and the environment
Research and innovations
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2.6.2023

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More detailed forest resource information provides diverse opportunities

The development of forest assessment based on laser scanning and aerial photographs enables more accurate planning of forest management measures and, thus, generates significant economic benefits.

R&D and products
Biodiversity
Finnish Forest Industries
Forest industry
Forest management and use
Research and innovations
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29.5.2023

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Forest industry increases the use of renewable energy through diverse investments

As much as 88 per cent of fuels used by forest industry mills were renewable in 2021.

Climate and energy
Renewable energy
Sustainability commitments

10.5.2023

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Finland needs a standardisation strategy to boost competitive strength

The strategic importance of standards in innovation and the growth of companies is rarely noticed.

R&D and products
Competitiveness
Economic policy
Industrial policy
Research and innovations
Trade policy
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8.5.2023

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Positive attitude, competence and market-approved innovations are the keys to success

Innovation activities are particularly important to the forest industry. We do not only seek a competitive advantage over other operators but also address global challenges.

R&D and products
Competitiveness
Economic policy
Finnish Forest Industries
Research and innovations
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28.4.2023

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Illegal transport of birch plywood from Russia to the EU market must be prevented

Evading sanctions and bringing illegal birch plywood to the market causes considerable harm to the European plywood industry.

Economy and international trade
The European Union
Competitiveness
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12.4.2023

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A hippo in a boiler room

Without energy, nothing happens. Energy puts things in motion but may produce carbon emissions as a by-product

Climate and energy
Energy efficiency
Finnish Forest Industries
Renewable energy
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3.4.2023

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Biodiversity in forests promoted with a wide range of means

The progress report on the sustainability commitments provides more information on the concrete measures taken to secure biodiversity in commercial forests.

Environment and sustainability
Biodiversity
Sustainability commitments
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29.3.2023

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Green Claims Directive: From green deception to green guidance of consumers

The aim of the recently published directive is to ensure that environmental claims are based on actual environmental impacts.

Environment and sustainability
Nature and the environment
Wood-based products

23.3.2023

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Icebreaker investments are a form of sustainable industrial policy

Well-functioning shipping improves the security of supply and the reliability of deliveries while making Finland a more attractive environment for investments.

Logistics
Logistics
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23.3.2023

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No need to wait for a forest policy change to start reinforcing carbon sinks

Good and timely forest management that strengthens forest growth should always be the starting point.

Environment and sustainability
Biodiversity
Carbon sink
Finnish Forest Industries
Nature and the environment
Forest management and use
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22.3.2023

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Apprenticeships offer tools for working life

The forest industry is committed to ensuring the development of its employees' competence and providing diverse employment pathways.

Working life
Competence
Training
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7.3.2023

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From good to great – towards true biodiversity

To find the best solutions for the nature management of commercial forests, we need to gather monitoring data and model the future regarding the impacts of different operating methods.

Environment and sustainability
Biodiversity
Finnish Forest Industries
Nature and the environment
Nature
Sustainability commitments
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22.2.2023

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Wood you believe in carbon removals? We do

Carbon dioxide can be removed from the atmosphere in various ways. The forest industry plays an important role in all of these solutions.

Climate and energy
Climate
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20.2.2023

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Finland’s accessibility and business transports must be secured with new icebreakers

Finland and Sweden’s oldest icebreakers are at the end of their life cycle, and the countries should move forward together when procuring new icebreakers.

Logistics
Logistics
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25.1.2023

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Impact of the Russian invasion of Ukraine on the forest industry - analysis of the current situation

In the Finnish forest industry, the consequences of the invasion include difficulty procuring raw materials and logistical challenges.

Economy and international trade
Logistics
Wood procurement
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19.1.2023

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Both new and traditional forest industry products are needed

To ensure that valuable wood materials are fully utilised, they should be used for manufacturing many kinds of products.

R&D and products
Research and innovations
Production
Investments
Finnish Forest Industries
Wood-based products
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9.12.2022

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On the road to sustainable economic growth and financial balance

Finland can find triumphs in the international race for investments and green jobs with high added value if we work together.

Economy and international trade
Competitiveness
Economic policy
Finnish Forest Industries
Investments
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25.10.2022

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Land of a quintillion arguments

When talking about forests, we all tend to let our emotions get to us and the debate may get exaggerated.

Forests and wood raw material
Biodiversity
Finnish Forest Industries
Nature
Nature and the environment
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27.9.2022

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The renewability of wood should not be a matter of opinion

The EU Parliament is saying that not all wood will be considered renewable for energy production purposes.

Environment and sustainability
European union
Renewable energy
Forest management and use
Nature and the environment
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13.9.2022

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The Commission’s restoration plan is far from fair

Yet another addition to the Commission’s prolonged pipeline of forest-related initiatives.

Environment and sustainability
Carbon sink
Climate
European union
Forest industry
Forest management and use
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5.9.2022

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Forests are and will always be a sink in Finland

The reduced growth of forests has played a role in cutting back the forest sink in Finland. Because of this change, we need impactful measures to reduce the emissions of the land use sector and increase forest growth.

Forests and wood raw material
Carbon sink
Forest management and use
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15.6.2022

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Channeling RDI into new business requires fruitful cooperation

Finnish investments in research and innovation must be on a par with other countries or we will fall behind

R&D and products
Competitiveness
Forest industry
Investments
Research and innovations
The European Union
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13.6.2022

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Positive or negative consumer decisions – your choice

Increasing consumers’ understanding of not only the products’ carbon footprint but also their handprint, in other words, their positive climate impact, may have an extensive impact on consumer habits.

Finnish Forest Industries
Biodiversity
Climate
Competitiveness
European union
Forest industry
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2.5.2022

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War calls for changes in forest policy

The war in Ukraine meant immediate changes to the operating environment that were also reflected in the forest industry. This must also impact the forest policy and the national forest strategy guiding it.

Finnish Forest Industries
Competitiveness
Economic policy
Trade policy
Forest management and use
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29.4.2022

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Import of Russian timber to be discontinued – Where to find an alternative source of wood raw material?

It is important to find an alternative source for the deficit in import volume, particularly birch pulpwood.

Economy and international trade
Wood procurement
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12.4.2022