Less than a week now until December 14, 2021, when the fifth edition of the Forum of the Forests, Wood Industry and Green Economy, one of the foremost events of the forest-wood sector, starts at 10 AM. This year it will still happen online, allowing all those who take an interest in the state of the forests and wood-based industries to attend.

The main topic of this year’s edition of the Forum is the huge potential of the timber in Romania’s sustainably managed forests when it comes to climate action, economic development and support for the communities who depend on the wood resource.

Without any exaggeration, the potential of the wood in Romania’s forests can be compared to the power of nuclear plants, as we pointed out recently. The Agenda of the Forum is below, and you can still register by clicking on the button (the presentations will be in Romanian).

Session I: Foundations. The potential of the forests and wood-based economies in Romania for reaching the objectives of the European Green Pact (10:00 – 12:00)

10:00 – 10:15

Welcome address. Opening the works of the Forum

10:15 – 10:30

Foundations. The state of the forests. The contributions of the sector to the national economy. Jobs and rural development

Cătălin Tobescu (Asociația Industriei Lemnului – Prolemn)

10:30 – 10:45

Contributions of the forest in reaching the European Commission’s target of emission neutrality by 2050

Raul Radu (INCDS „Marin Drăcea”)

10:45 – 11:00

The substitution effect of wood-based materials in diminishing CO2 emmissions in the context of current environmental policy and strategies

Șerban Chivulescu (INCDS „Marin Drăcea”)

11:00 – 11:15

The potential of the biomass for reducing costs and decarbonating the energy sector in Romania

Cătălin Dragostin (Energy Serv)

11:15 – 11:30

Proactive vs reactive: How to plan wood consumption in the future Romania

Prof. dr. ing. Bogdan Popa and Mihail Hapa (INCDS „Marin Drăcea”)

11:30 – 12:00



Session II: Public policies in the wood sector. Analyses, impact, opportunities and threats (12:00 – 14:00)

12:00 – 12:30

Environmental assessment of forest management plans. Implementation, its’ impact on the resource, potential solutions

12:30 – 12:45

SUMAL 2.0 and GO 497/2020. For an effective and just SUMAL

12:45 – 13:00

Moving to shaped wood. A strategy for wood mass valorification – RNP  Romsilva

13:00 – 13:30

Financing the forest sector. Opportunities. National Strategic Plan and NPRR.

13:30 – 14:00

Debates and conclusions.



The Forum of the Forests, Wood Industry and Green Economy will take place online (Zoom), on December 14th, at 10 AM.

The Forum of the Forests, Wood Industry and Green Economy is organised by the Community of the Foresters – FORDAQ, with support from academic institutions and professional organisations of the sector:

Media partners: Agerpres, Bursa, Economistul, Fordaq.