WHAT’S GOING ON

Here you will find our views and opinions, articles by experts and researchers, as well as information on news, events, activities and initiatives by our members.

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...

27
Dec

Assopannelli launches a long-term project to strengthen the Italian poplar market

ProPopulus Team Assopannelli, the Italian Association of Panel and Semi-finished Wood Products Manufacturers, announced a long-term project aiming at improving defining strategies to strengthen and...

29
Nov

Andalusia allocates 60 million euros to public tender forestry projects

ProPopulus Team The General Directorate of Natural Environment, Biodiversity and Protected Areas of the Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Sustainable Development Department of the Andalusian Government...

22
Nov

Agroforestry systems, a way to boost bio-economy

ProPopulus Team In early December Madrid will be hosting the XXV Conference of the Partiesof the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. With regard to...

31
Oct

Brussels will host EFI’s conference on “The Future of Plantation Forests”

ProPopulus Team With the aim of providing a better science-policy understanding of the policy issues facing European planted forests, the European Forest Institute will host...

25
Oct

Italy is using new remote sensing images from satellites to detect poplar plantations

ProPopulus Team Although poplar cultivation is a strategic sector for the forest-wood supply chain in Italy and represents the most significant internal source for primary...

30
Sep

France will monitor poplar plantations using new remote sensing images from satellites

Propopulus Team In collaboration with our sponsors France Bois Forêt and Garnica, amongst others, the French National Poplar Council (CNP) has launched a research programme...

12
Sep

Getting more visible and interacting with other networks at the heart of ProPopulus’ action plan

ProPopulus team Following his appointment as chairman of ProPopulus, Professor Joris Van Acker has outlined his action plan for the association over the next years....

29
Aug

Do you want to know how much a forest contributes beyond the wood it produces?

ProPopulus Team Forests don’t just produce wood. The benefits they bring to the ecosystem are many, but not incalculable. The international NGO FSC has developed...

19
Aug

The European Forest Institute (EFI) will hold the International Workshop on Forest Fires in Madrid

ProPopulus Team This year Spain has seen the equivalent of more than 100,000 football fields burn in wildfires. The abandonment of rural areas and traditional...

05
Aug

Professor Joris Van Acker new chairman of ProPopulus

ProPopulus Team On July ProPopulus held its last General Assembly meeting in Paris where Professor Joris Van Acker was appointed new Chairman of the Association,...

25
Jul

Investment, planning and sustainable forest management, keys to avoid forestry fires

ProPopulus Team Almost 100,000 soccer fields. That is the area that has burned in Spain in the first seven months of 2019, according to data...

30
Jun

In trees lays the answer

ProPopulus team It is no secret that too much of what we consume today is made of non-renewable materials, and although we can recycle some...

18
Jun

Madrid will host the UNECE Expert Workshop On Green Forest Jobs

ProPopulus Team Next week, on June 25 to 26, Madrid will host the Expert Workshop on “Green Forest Jobs: Facing challenges, exploring opportunities and increasing...

31
May

The shortage of poplar threatens the Spanish industry of plywood

ProPopulus Team In just a few months, in 2020, the availability of Poplar as raw material for the Spanish plywood industry will match the demand....

06
May

What are ecosystem services and why should we care and pay for them

ProPopulus team Ecosystem services are the many benefits that Nature provides to society.  These benefits make human life possible and divide into direct and indirect...

12
Apr

Agropoplar, an initiative promoted by the UG to boost poplar cultivation in the Mediterranean basin

ProPopulus Team Given the steep decline of poplar plantations, not just in Spain, but in Europe, the timber industry in the EU faces a drastic...

15
Mar

Building the future with wood

Although wood is no stranger to the construction industry, over the last century it has remained confined to residential and low-rise buildings. For more than...

01
Mar

The International Day of Forests 2019 will focus on the importance of forestry education

Under the theme “Learn to Love Forests” the International Day of Forests will be celebrated on March 21st. The theme emphasizes the importance of forestry...

15
Feb

Forestry events in Paris and Brussels in the coming weeks

March will be a good month for forests: before the celebration of the International Day of Forests in Geneva on March 21sth, Paris will host...

01
Feb

The wood industry has an essential role in building a circular economy

The recent World Economic Forum annual meeting in Davos was the scenario chosen by the impact organization Circle Economy to present The Circularity Gap Report...

Poplar trees
11
Jan

Be prepared to become part of the change

A new year has begun and as the world changes, so does ProPopulus. These are exciting times for us! We have developed a new vision for...

23
Nov

Europe needs a common regulation for populiculture

By Pedro Garnica, Chairman of ProPopulus   Sustainability is becoming a growing claim from society. Several studies show that in the future the demand for...

09
Nov

A handbook for journalists and scientists to understand each other

Developing a society based on moderation, intelligence, sharing, and healthy environments without compromising the future, requires rising awareness about how our collective and individual behavior...

15
Oct

Poplar will take Valladolid and Buenos Aires in October

October will be poplar’s month with two major symposiums taking place around the world: in Valladolid, Spain, (from October 17th to 19th) and in Buenos...

01
Oct

The wood industry has a key role to play in building a bio-economy

As awareness about climate change, ocean pollution and the need to turn towards a bio-economy rise, sustainability is becoming mainstream. But still there is a...

27
Sep

The 8th Hardwood Conference will take place in October

Organized by the University of Sopron, the BOKU University (Vienna) in conjunction with the COST FP1407 – ModWoodLife and FATE (Wood Science Association, Hungary), the...

24
Sep

Beijing hosts the 4th International Congress on Planted Forests

The 4th International Congress on Planted Forests (ICPF), which will take place In Beijing from October 23rd to 27th, aims to investigate the contribution of...

20
Sep

Buenos Aires hosts the 7th Poplar International Symposium

The Argentinian chapter of the non-profit, non-governmental international network of forest research scientists IUFRO (International Union of Forest Research Organizations) will organize the Seventh International...

13
Sep

Science, forest and human wellbeing conference in Bucharest

From September 18th to 21st Bucharest will host the Forest Science for a Sustainable Forestry and Human Wellbeing in a Changing World International Scientific Conference,...

22
Aug

Registration for UNECE workshop on green forest jobs is open

The United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) and the FAO Forestry and Timber Section will host the workshop Green Forest Jobs – Exploring opportunities...

24
Jun

Welcome to our new web

We are very proud to present our new website. This new online meeting point is the first step towards boosting our activities in order to...

23
Jun

A new image for ProPopulus

By Pedro Garnica, Chairman of ProPopulus Ten years ago, ProPopulus was founded to gather growers, promoters and users of poplar with the aim of positioning...