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We are a network of scientists investigating societal perceptions of the forest-bioeconomy across Europe.

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RU
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Russia
Policy goals (key words):
• Modernization & stimulation of the economy
Perceived problems:
• Technical backwardness
• Underutilization of resource potential
Economic values promoted:
• Economic sustainability
• Growth
• Efficiency
Environmental values promoted:
• Rational nature use
• Sustainability

SE
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Sweden
Policy goals (key words):
• Circular bioeconomy; Sustainable growth; Multiple-use forestry; Employment
Perceived problems:
• Shortage of knowledge & labor; Climate change; Conflicting objectives
Economic values promoted:
• Efficiency; Innovation; Increase biomass production; Employment opportunities; Ecosystem services
Environmental values promoted:
• Climate change mitigation; Environmental protection; Achievement of national environmental quality objectives; Multifunctionality

FI
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Finland                                                                             

Policy Goals (keywords):
• Innovation; Competitiveness; Circular bioeconomy; New business models; Competence base through education, training and research; Accessible and sustainable forest biomass;Raw materials markets.
Perceived problems:
• Environmental & climate challenges; Shortage of trained personnel
Economic values promoted:
• Innovation; Entrepreneurship; Economic growth; International competitiveness; Risk financing
Environmental values promoted:
• Sustainable forest management; Biodiversity protection; Non-timber forest uses

DE
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Germany
Policy goals (key words):
• Knowledge-based economy & society; Competitiveness; Economic growth; Sustainable production & consumption;Biodiversity conservation; Climate protection; Employment
Perceived problems:
• Fragmented research landscape; Low R&D expenditures; Slow technology transfer; Resistance to change;Conflicting interests;Shortage of specialists;Food security; Biodiversity
Economic values promoted:
• Efficiency; Growth; Resource sovereignty; Economic leadership; Resource and supply chain optimization; Innovation leadership
Environmental values promoted:
• Resource scarcity; Competing demands on biomass; Nature conservation; Sustainability of exporting countries; Standards and environmental/natural resource management certification

FR
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France
Policy goals (key words):
• Competitiveness; Stimulate the creation and development of firms; Biomass production; Stimulate "green growth";Develop a carbon-free economy; Innovation
Perceived problems:
• Lack of coherent industrial strategy; Conflicting economic and ecological interests; Environmental crisis; Competing biomass demands; Land use; Lack of coherence between policies; Insufficient investments; Resistance to change; Lack of coordination
Economic values promoted:
• Competitiveness;"Green growth"; Use more biomass efficiently; Develop innovative products
Environmental values promoted:
• Maintain biodiversity and nature conservation

IT
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Italy
Policy goals (key words):
• (policy) Integration; Sector interconnection; Coordination; Sustainable production; Quality; Investments
Perceived problems:
• Climate change; Resource degradation; Lack of active resource management
Economic values promoted:
• Quality; Circular and sustainable bioeconomy; Shifting from non-renewable to renewable
Environmental values promoted:
• Protection; Resource multifunctionality; Reduction of pressures on ecosystems

AU
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Austria
Policy goals (key words):
• Cooperation; Innovation
Perceived problems:
• Climate change; Scarcity of resources
Economic values promoted:
• Efficiency; Growth;Innovation
Environmental values promoted:
• Environmental protection;Sustainable use for long term functionality of ecosystem services

SK
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Slovakia
Policy goals (key words):
• Climate neutrality; Promoting bioeconomy; Circular economy; Coordination; Increased proportion of wood products
Perceived problems:
• Climate change; Energy poverty; Citizens´ behavior
Economic values promoted:
• Efficiency; Growth; Innovation; Competitiveness; Green jobs
Environmental values promoted:
• Increased use of forest biomass; Afforestation of unused agricultural land and grassland; Climate change mitigation; Sustainable management

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