ROSEWOOD is a European Horizon 2020 project dedicated to Sustainable Wood Mobilisation.
ROSEWOOD aims at building a trans-European network among stakeholders of the forestry value chain for the transfer of best practices & innovations in sustainable wood mobilisation.
Four Regional Wood Mobilisation Hubs in North, Central, East and South Europe are at the heart of the network, initiating dialogue and collaboration on sustainable wood mobilisation among practitioners, experts, political and economic players of the wood mobilisation value chain.
Together with these stakeholders ROSEWOOD will analyse the wood mobilisation value chain, identify the needs, select innovative solutions and best-practices in the field and support the development of new partnerships and business models. At the end of the two-year project, ROSEWOOD will deliver a toolbox of instruments and resources for sustainable wood mobilisation to be further used by the network.
ROSEWOOD: Enhancing sustainable wood mobilisation through inter-regional knowledge transfer
Over 43% of Europe is covered by forest. Throughout the European history forests have played an important role in the continent’s culture and economy.
Today, in light of a changing climate forests have grown to even greater significance, not only regarding the mitigation of its effects. As provider of green energy, wood is becoming more and more important. Also, wood has gained popularity in construction, being an ecological and versatile material. Yet the potential of wood for the European Bio-economy is not being fully exploited, considering the rising net annual increment of trees in Europe’s forests.
The challenge taken up by ROSEWOOD is to mobilise more wood from European forests, while safeguarding their inalienable ecological and social value.