We are rediscovering some of the cultural values with forests

June 12, 2015
"We are rediscovering some of the cultural values that are associated with forests that are not simply connected with wood as a product. The forest produces a lot of different values for a lot of different stakeholders. We need to acknowledge that many people have many different expected outcomes from forests and it is not only necessarily the large landowners or the large forestry companies that have a highly interested stake in them."

Lucas Dawson, guest in Crosstalks on Green Infrastructure and the forest as a key to a more sustainable society, is researcher at the Department of Physical Geography at Stockholm University.

Green innovation: the forest as a resource for a better future
is released on June 16 at
www.crosstalks.tv, 6 PM CET.

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Green innovation: the forest as a resource for a better future
Healthy, thriving forests are crucial for sustaining life on earth. Humanity´s impact on climate and ecological systems is threatening the forests. But the forests are not just victims; they could also hold many keys to a more sustainable society. Biomaterials from forests can be used to produce new interesting products that are sustainable and biodegradable and could therefore help mitigate climate problems. We discuss the new and innovative ways in which we can use the forest as a resource. 

Guests in the studio:
Lars Berglund, Professor, director of Wallenberg Wood Science Center, KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Mats KG Johansson, Professor in Polymer Technology at the department of Fibre & Polymer Technology, KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Lucas Dawson, researcher at the Department of physical geography at Stockholm University

On Skype: Catherine Cobden, Executive Vice President of the Forest Products Association of Canada

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