The forest sector is of great importance for the economy of the Nordic countries as well as for the supply of wood resources in the EU. Almost 30% of the European forest area and nearly 20% of the growing stock of European forests is in Finland, Sweden, and Norway (State of Europe’s Forests, 2015). Socioeconomic importance of forest is even more significant in Finland and in Sweden. These two countries produce almost 30% of sawn goods, and 60% of pulp for paper and paperboard in the EU and generates over 110 000 direct jobs.
The B4EST Nordic policy brief focuses on specific challenges for the Nordic region, and provides recommendations for FRM management and transnational cooperation.