The Swedish forestry model: intensifying production for sustainability

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Sweden is often seen as a frontrunner when it comes to sustainability. For example, it has the highest share of renewable energy in the EU and is known for its thorough recycling and waste separation. Sweden is sparsely populated and 70% of its land area is covered by forests. Over the last century, the volume of yearly timber harvests has doubled, but despite this remarkable productivity increase, the Swedish Forestry Model is fiercely debated across a range of actors. In this blogpost we aim to introduce and give some background to one of these ongoing debates.


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Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
Original languageEnglish
Short descriptionBlogpost for EU Horizon 2020 project InnoForESt
Media of outputBlog Post
PublisherInnoForESt Horizon2020
Number of pages7
Place of PublicationEberswalde, Germany
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Aug 31
Publication categoryPopular science