Workshop discussions on 13th June were organized in two thematic blocks, both underlying issue of the development of sustainable biomass production and usage through:

 Functional land management

 Climate smart forestry

Themes of the workshop were agreed and pre-discussed between project partners before the event. Each project partner was asked to analyze the proposed themes through national/regional perspective.

Under functional land management theme, it was discussed how to address diverse land functions by bridging controversial policies to get most of forest and farmland (based on regional examples and scientific knowledge).


Functional land management

 Land functionality analysis can help to get most of our land

 Presence of peatlands and organic soils make them land use management hot spots

 Links between regional land use management planning and bioeconomy strategies are important

 Bioenergy development should be integral part and important support tool for development of rural territories

 Site-specific land use objectives can be tackled by forest stand management planning

 Soils are crucially important. Soil response should be modelled in a light of bioeconomy development

 Attraction of different actors` attention to soil organic carbon issues is a challenge

 Integrative approach of agriculture and forestry needs to be developed when working towards climate change targets and particularly on soil organic carbon


Climate smart forestry

 Justified and locally adapted forest management solutions are essential for climate smart forestry development

 Climate smart forestry is a wide concept and there is no common understanding yet, further work and experience exchange is needed

 Good “traditional” forestry helps mitigate and adapt to climate change even without the title “climate”

 Active forest management can contribute to climate change mitigation in three ways: carbon sequestration, fossil fuel substitution and substitution in materials

 Local planning is important part of successful forest biomass mobilization

 Information reaches forest owners better if it is processed and adapted to particular needs

 Forest owners are motivated to share their information if information security is guaranteed

 Small property forest owners are the target auditory for bioeconomy development

 Focus should be brought on ecosystem services in forest management plans

 Possibilities to use private forest owners’ data (e.g. from e-service systems) in GHG inventories are worth to be explored

 E-service models should be used more widely, but one model cannot be applied everywhere in an uniform way, local solutions are needed

 GHG accounting challenges in LULUCF sector (land use, land use change and forestry) are increasing and can impact biomass mobilization future a lot