The demand for use of forests is increasing and wood markets are becoming increasingly globalized. Thus, the consequences of the management of forest resources need to be analyzed both nationally and from a global perspective.
In this collaborative project between IIASA and the Future Forests project, coordinated by Mistra, the Swedish Foundation for Strategic Environmental Research, the IIASA GLOBIOM/G4M modeling cluster is being used to analyze:
The main factors considered within the project are potential changes in the global economic situation and population growth, demand for forest products nationally and internationally, and changes within the Swedish forest policy and also in forest owner behavior.
The IIASA/ESM modeling cluster is applied in this project to analyze the consequences on the future position of the Swedish forest sector in Europe and globally of alternative forest land-use strategies for Swedish forests. The modeling approach, which integrates detailed economic and biophysical components, enables an economic analysis of Swedish forestry competitiveness to be carried out under different forest use strategies.
The project will also provide a better understanding of the impact of the different forest management strategies on forest industries and trade of woody commodities within the EU and globally.
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