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Caroline Narayan
Socio-economic investigations of the long-term futures are an important part of trends and drivers studies, outlooks, and scenario exercises. For instance, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the World Economic Forum (WEF) produce outlooks and scenarios on economic developments, and the forward-looking studies in the field of socio-economic and humanities are aiming to discuss future challenges and raise awareness in a wide variety of topics such as for instance the urban environment, transition to a green economy or bio-based economy, human health and well-being or new emerging businesses and markets. The forest sector plays a crucial role in achieving the targets set for a resource efficient, low-carbon bio-economy.  Better understanding of changes of society, global power structures and economic development, as well as the drivers behind needs and demands on forests and the forest based sector are a key element of forest future investigations.

6 records found in EUROFOREST Portal

  1. COST Strategic Workshop Series "COST Foresight 2030"
  2. Getting into the Right Lane for 2050. A primer for debate
  3. OECD The Bio-economy to 2030: designing a policy agenda (2009)
  4. Roadmap 2050 - European Climate Foundation (ECF)
  5. The Futures of Low Carbon Society: Climate Change and Strategy for Economies in APEC Beyond 2050
  6. UNEP - Green Economy Initiative