Happy International Day of Forests!

The United Nations General Assembly has proclaimed 21 March the International Day of Forests. The Day celebrates and raises awareness of the importance of all types of forests. The theme for 2017 is Forests and Energy.

Wood fuel is the largest source of renewable energy, and accounts for around 40% of the global renewable energy supply. When used instead of fossil fuels such as coal, oil or natural gas, sustainably produced wood helps to combat climate change.

2,4 billion people worldwide rely on wood fuel for cooking and heating their homes. About 50% of the wood produced worldwide (or around 1.86 billion cubic meters) is used as energy for cooking, heating, and electricity generation.

Industrial use of wood from the forests is also the backbone of economy in many countries. It provides jobs for millions of people worldwide and produces goods and energy used in many parts of society.

At Elmia Wood we would like to congratulate you to working with the world´s most valuable resource! Come and meet your fellow forestry colleagues from all continents at the whole world´s forestry fair! This is where 500 exhibitors and 50 000 visitors from all over the world meet to see what is new in the forestry sector. See you there in a few months!

Welcome to Elmia Wood, in the forests south of Jönköping, Sweden, 7-10 June 2017!

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