Flisning i Skåne, 2009.

Workshop on the Nordic forest sector in the biobased economy – challenges for political science and economics. Conceptual paper and special issue. (2013)

SNS-115: Workshop on the “Nordic forest sector in the biobased economy – challenges for political science and economics. Conceptual paper and special issue. (2013)

Project leader: Anders Ross, SLU, Sweden, anders.roos@slu.se

Financing: 355,000 DKK

Advancing toward a bioeconomy involves economic and policy challenges: designing of appropriate regulations, stimulating information exchange, getting incentives right, and supporting knowledge development. The private sector must, for its part, innovate green products and develop new competitive and sustainable business concepts. This warrants a better understanding of how policies and market forces shape conditions for the bioeconomy.

The economic and political sciences can advance the insights about these kinds of relationships, and consequently contribute to the adaptation of the forest sector to a bioeconomy. A Nordic workshop, and resulting publication, is one effective way to stimulate dialogue on this topic.

The workshop was held in Uppsala 28-29 August 2013. Read the workshop output: The transition to a biobased economy needs social science.

Read the policy brief about the final outcome of the project:
Nordic forest sector in the biobased economy – challenges for political science and economics