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Tools for Sustainability Impact Assessment of the Forestry-Wood Chain (EFORWOOD)

Project Leader
Lexer Manfred Josef, Project Leader
Duration:
01.11.2005-31.01.2010
Programme:
TP6 - Sustainable development, global change and ecosystems (FP6)
EU-Project Instruments
Integrated Project (IP)
Type of Research
Applied Research

Further information: http://www.eforwood.com

Staff
Hasenauer Hubert, Sub Projectleader
Katzensteiner Klaus, Sub Projectleader
Schopf Axel, Sub Projectleader
Sterba Hubert, Sub Projectleader
Rametsteiner Ewald, Sub Projectleader (bis 14.06.2009)
Vacik Harald, Project Staff
Seidl Rupert, Project Staff
Pülzl Helga, Project Staff
Wolfslehner Bernhard, Project Staff
Jäger Dietmar, Project Staff (bis 31.03.2017)
Rammer Werner, Project Staff (bis 30.01.2022)
Maroschek Michael, Project Staff (bis 31.12.2017)
BOKU Research Units
Institute of Forest Ecology
Institute of Forest Entomology, Forest Pathology and Forest Protection
Institute of Forest, Environmental and Natural Resource Policy
Institute of Forest Growth
Institute of Silviculture
Subproject(s):
Tools for Sustainability Impact Assessment of the Forestry-Wood Chain: Criteria and Indicators
Subproject(s):
Tools for Sustainability Impact Assessment of the Forestry-Wood Chain: Forest Resources
Funded by
Commission of the European Communities, Rue de la Loi, Brussels, European Union
Abstract
The objective of EFORWOOD is to develop a quantitative decision support tool for Sustainability Impact Assessment of the European Forestry-Wood Chain (FWC) and subsets thereof (e.g. regional), covering forestry, industrial manufacturing, consumption and recycling. The objective will be achieved by: a) defining economic, environmental and social sustainability indicators ,b) developing a tool for Sustainability Impact Assessment by integrating a set of models ,c) supplying the tool with real data, aggregated as needed and appropriate, d) testing the tool in a stepwise procedure allowing adjustments to be made according to the experiences gained, e) applying the tool to assess the sustainability of the present European FWC (and subsets thereof) as well the impacts of potential major changes based on scenarios, f) making the adapted versions of the tool available to stakeholder groupings (industrial, political and others).The multi-functionality of the FWC is taken into account by using indicators to assess the sustainability of production processes and by including in the analysis the various products and services of the FWC. Wide stakeholder consultations will be used throughout the process to reach the objective. EFORWOOD will contribute to EU policies connected to the FWC, especially to the Sustainable Development Strategy. It will provide policy-makers, forest owners, the related industries and other stakeholders with a tool to strengthen the forest-based sectors contribution towards a more sustainable Europe, thereby also improving its competitiveness. To achieve this, EFORWOOD gathers a consortium of highest-class experts, including the most representative forest-based sector confederations. EFORWOOD addresses with a high degree of relevance the objectives set out in the 3rd call for proposals addressing Thematic Sub-priority 1.1.6.3 Global Change and Ecosystems, topic V.2.1. Forestry/wood chain for Sustainable Development.
Publications

** Pulzl, H; Prokofieva, I; Berg, S; Rametsteiner, E; Aggestam, F; Wolfslehner, B Indicator development in sustainability impact assessment: balancing theory and practice.

EUR J FOREST RES. 2012; 131(1): 35-46. WoS FullText FullText_BOKU

** Wolfslehner, B; Bruchert, F; Fischbach, J; Rammer, W; Becker, G; Lindner, M; Lexer, MJ Exploratory multi-criteria analysis in sustainability impact assessment of forest-wood chains: the example of a regional case study in Baden-Wurttemberg.

EUR J FOREST RES. 2012; 131(1): 47-56. WoS FullText FullText_BOKU

Prokofieva I., Masjuan R., Wolfslehner B., Lexer M.J., Rammer W., Bosselmann A.S., Thorsen B.J. (2011): A technical report documenting the results of the MCA and CBA procedures for the demonstration case study Baden-Württemberg..

EFI Technical Report No. 49, 62, European Forest Institute, Joensuu FullText

Wolfslehner B., Rammer W., Lexer M.J. (2011): Documentation of concept, implementation and use of the Multi-Criteria Analysis Software component (ToSIA-MCA) in EFORWOOD. .

EFI Technical Report No. 51, 73, European Forest Institute, Joensuu FullText

Pülzl H., Prokofieva I., Berg S., Rametsteiner E., Aggestam F., Wolfslehner B. (2011): Indicator development in Sustainability Impact Assessment: balancing theory and practice.
[Österreichischer Tag der Politikwissenschaft 2011, Salzburg, Austria, 02.12.2011]

In: Österreichische Gesellschaft für Politikwissenschaft (ÖGPW) und Abteilung für Politikwissenschaft / Universität Salzburg, Online abstracts

Vötter D., Valinger E., Berg S., Edwards D., Kolström M., Wolfslehner B., Suominen T., Lindner M. (2011): ToSIA as a communication platform for stakeholder interaction and decision support.
[6th Dubrovnik Conference on Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems 2011, Dubrovnik, Croatia, 25.09.2011 - 29.09.2011]

In: Dubrovnik Conference on Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems, CD-ROM Proceedings, 15 pp.

** Wolfslehner, B; Seidl, R; Harnessing ecosystem models and multi-criteria decision analysis for the support of forest management..

Environ Manage. 2010; 46(6):850-861 WoS PubMed FullText FullText_BOKU

Wolfslehner B., Rammer W., Lexer M.J. (2010): Documentation of concept, implementation and use of the Multi-Criteria Analysis Software component (ToSIA-MCA) in EFORWOOD.

EFORWOOD IP, 6. EU-Rahmenprogramm, 67

Suominen T., Lindner M., Werhahn-Mees W., Vötter D., Prokofieva I., Wolfslehner B., Aggestam F., Roubalova M., Kneblik P. (2010): ToSIA – A Tool for Sustainability Impact Assessment of changes in Forest-Wood-Chains.
[Workshop on Decision Support Systems in Sustainable Forest Management, Lisbon, Portugal, 19.04.2010 - 20.04.2010]

In: Falcao A.O., Rosset C., Proceedings of the Workshop on Decision Support Systems in Sustainable Forest Management, http://www.fc.ul.pt/dsfm2010/docs/presentations/paper_33.pdf

Wolfslehner B., Rammer W., Lexer M.J. (2010): Multi-criteria decision support in sustainability impact assessment of forestry wood chains.
[Workshop on Decision Support Systems in Sustainable Forest Management, Lisbon, Portugal, 19.04.2010 - 20.04.2010]

In: Falcao. AO, Rosset. C, Proceedings of the Workshop on Decision Support Systems in Sustainable Forest Management. Lisbon, April 2010., http://www.fc.ul.pt/dsfm2010/docs/presentations/paper_29.pdf

Kurth C., Wolfslehner B., Lindner M., Suominen T., Lexer M.J. (2009): Assessing the Sustainability Impacts of the Setting Aside of Forest Areas in a Regional Forest-Wood Chain (FWC) in Baden-Württemberg (Germany) using ToSIA and a Multi-Criteria Analysis (MCA) Method. [Poster]
[Shape your sustainabilty tools - and let your tools shape you 2009, Uppsala, Sweden, 23.09.2009 - 24.09.2009]

In: Rosen, K. (Ed.), SHAPE YOUR SUSTAINABILITY TOOLS - and let your tools shape you, Book of Abstracts 2, 20

Messner A., Wolfslehner B., Burger E., Hinterberger F., Lexer M.J. (2009): Sustainability Assessment of Wood Products: A Comparison of the Methods Ecological Footprint, MIPS and the Sustainability Impact Assessment Approach of Eforwood. [Poster]
[Shape your sustainabilty tools - and let your tools shape you 2009, Uppsala, Sweden, 23.09.2009 - 24.09.2009]

In: Rosen, K. (Ed.), SHAPE YOUR SUSTAINABILITY TOOLS - and let your tools shape you, Book of Abstracts 2, 9

Wolfslehner B., Prokofieva I., Lexer M.J., Carlsen, K., Thorsen B.J. (2009): Concepts for a Common Implementation of Cost-Benefit Analysis and Multi-Criteria Analysis in Sustainability Impact Assessment.
[Shape your sustainabilty tools - and let your tools shape you 2009, Uppsala, Sweden, 23.09.2009 - 24.09.2009]

In: Rosen, K. (Ed.), SHAPE YOUR SUSTAINABILITY TOOLS - and let your tools shape you, Book of Abstracts 1, 5

Wolfslehner B., Rammer W., Lexer M.J. (2009): Implementing a Participatory Multi-Criteria Evaluation Tool for Sustainability Impact Assessment of Forest-Wood Chains. [Poster]
[Shape your sustainabilty tools - and let your tools shape you 2009, Uppsala, Sweden, 23.09.2009 - 24.09.2009]

In: Rosen, K. (Ed.), SHAPE YOUR SUSTAINABILITY TOOLS - and let your tools shape you, Book of Abstracts 2, 10

Wolfslehner, B; Lexer, M J; Rammer, W; Becker, G; Vötter, D; Bölle, V; Brüchert, F (2008): Evaluierung der Nachhaltigkeit von Wald-Holz-Ketten.

AFZ / Der Wald, 9/08, 469-471; ISSN 1430-2713 FullText

Prokofieva I., Masjuan R., Wolfslehner B., Lexer M.J., Rammer W., Bosselmann A.S., Thorsen B.J. (2008): EFORWOOD - A technical report documenting the results of the MCA and CBA procedures for the demonstration case study Baden-Württemberg.

EFORWOOD IP, 6. EU-Rahmenprogramm, 58

Wolfslehner B., Rammer W., Lexer M.J. (2008): Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis in sustainability impact assessment of Forestry Wood Chains. Concepts and implementation .
[International Conference Impact Assessment of Land Use Changes 2008, Berlin, Germany, 06.04.2008 - 09.04.2008]

In: Dilly O., Helming K., Impact Assessment of Land Use Changes, International Conference, Humboldt University, Unter den Linden, Berlin, 6-9 April 2008, Impact Assessment of Land Use Change, 7.-9.4.2008, Berlin, 235-236

Pülzl, H; Wolfslehner, B; Rametsteiner, E; Lexer, M J (2007): Für eine konkurrenzfähige Zukunft.

Österreichische Forstzeitung, 2, 36-37; ISSN 1012-4667

Thorsen B.J., Lexer M.J., Lindner M., Prokofieva I., Solberg B., Suominen T., Wolfslehner B. (2007): Definition of interface with MCA and CBA evaluation software modules.

EFORWOOD IP, 6. EU-Rahmenprogramm, 13

Wolfslehner B., Lexer M.J., Vacik H., Thorsen B.J., Vedel S. (2007): Protocol for the evaluation of Multi-Criteria Analysis methods for use within EFORWOOD.

EFORWOOD IP, 6. EU-Rahmenprogramm, 38

Vorträge

Wolfslehner B., Rammer, W., Lexer M.J. (2009): Multi-criteria analysis (MCA) of a Scandinavian forest-wood chain in EFORWOOD .

, FTP C Conference 2009, NOV 9-10, 2009, Stockholm

Wolfslehner B., Rammer, W., Lexer M.J. (2009): Multi-criteria analysis (MCA) of a regional forest-wood chain in EFORWOOD .

, FTP C Conference 2009, NOV 9-10, 2009, Stockholm

Wolfslehner B., Rammer W., Lexer M.J. (2009): EFORWOOD-Analysis of Forest-Wood Chains in Europe .

, Science Lunch, Inst. f. Waldbau, MAR 25, 2009, Wien

Wolfslehner B., Rammer W., Lexer M.J. (2008): Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis in sustainability impact assessment of Forestry Wood Chains. Concepts and implementation. .

Impact Assessment of Land Use Change, 7.-9.4.2008, Berlin

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