home-main-slider3

We are a European association that represents growers, companies and organizations that belong to the poplar chain, committed to promoting a bio-economy, that defends the need to substitute non-renewable resources with poplar-based alternatives obtained from sustainably managed forests and plantations.

intro 2

We aim to inform society that the poplar cultivation and wood industry chain has a key role in sustainability by responsibly guaranteeing the production of more renewable resources in the future, thus reducing our dependence on unsustainable resources.

intro 3

We believe that our future is compromised unless we are capable of developing a more sustainable and healthy society based on moderation, intelligence and responsibility. We defend profitable and ecologically sound land-use systems, promoting poplar as a valuable source of raw material.

Poplar, efficiency
and value

Poplar is one of the most efficient trees in terms of sustainability. It is one of the fastest growing species in Europe, which makes it an economically sound investment while one hectare of poplar captures 11 tonnes of CO2 every year. Poplar also can be planted on otherwise useless land, thus optimizing land use and increasing timber supply with a renewable source of raw material.

Sustainable Forest Management

Sustainably managed forests allow us to obtain wood-based products sourced from trees harvested at the right age, while, in addition, plantations optimize land use and supply, therefore taking the stress off forests to provide raw material. It is crucial to understand that the environmental requirements towards the conservation of forest areas do not exclude a responsible productive activity.

Climate change and
the green bioeconomy

Global warming and the subsequent changes in the climate is probably one of the most important challenges mankind has ever faced, not only because of the effects but moreover because we have caused the problem. It is, therefore, our responsibility to reset our relationship with the Earth in order to assure a healthy planet for future generations.

Sustainability & Unsustainability

The bigger picture is that If we are to develop a sustainable society, and indeed, preserve the conditions of life on Earth, we have to change our understanding of civilization and, consequently, embrace new ideas or reframe myths and half-truths. The key goal of being more sustainable is simply being less unsustainable.

HELP US MAKING A HEALTHIER PLANET

JOIN US AND FACE THE RENEWABILITY CHALLENGE

BECOME A MEMBER AND BE PART OF THE CHANGE

Find out more about our news, events and our views in our blog.

31
Mar

Poplar and the economy of the future

ProPopulus Team To counteract global warming and the subsequent climate change there is an urgent need to transform our production and consumption models and become...

17
Mar

Tropical forests are losing their capacity to absorb C02

ProPopulus Team Tropical forests in Africa and Amazonia will stop absorbing carbon dioxide of the atmosphere by 2035, according to a new research published by...

28
Feb

Wood, an unbeatable building material

ProPopulus Team Protecting forests from changes in land use, increasing planted forests, improving sustainable forest management and using certified wood to build high-rise buildings can...

18
Feb

Planted forests are increasing worldwide

ProPopulus Team Offsetting carbon is one of the main objectives of countries that want to meet the goals set by the Paris Agreement. This is...

30
Jan

A great opportunity for the forestry industry

ProPopulus Team The European Green Deal poses a great opportunity for the forestry industry. The document draws the main lines of a strategy aiming to...

17
Jan

The Green Deal means a great deal

ProPopulus Team The European Commission’s Green Deal presents a great opportunity for the forestry industry, and it is time to seize the momentum. This was...