The forestry and wood sector in the green economy

Out-of-print edition. Available in ITD’s reading room.

Ewa Ratajczak
Poznan, Instytut Technologii Drewna, 2013
ISBN 978-83-932284-7-8 

(Polish language version with summary in English)

CONTENTS

INTRODUCTION 7
1. GLOBAL DIMENSION OF THE GREEN ECONOMY AND THE FORESTRY 
    AND WOOD SECTOR
13
    1.1. Origin of the green economy concept 13
    1.2. Delimitation and specificity of the forestry and wood sector in the context of green 
          economy principles
32
    1.3. Polish forestry and wood sector from an international perspective 40
2. SUSTAINABLE MANAGEMENT OF RAW WOOD MATERIAL
    RO-SOURCES IN POLAND
53
    2.1. Wood resources in Poland - resources in forests and alternative sources 53 
    2.2. Consumption of wood in Poland - industrial and energy purposes 71 
    2.3. Wood balance - possibility of satisfying social needs 84 
3.  THE FORESTRY AND WOOD SECTOR IN POLAND VERSUS
     ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
93
    3.1. Certification of forests, wood, and wood products 93 
    3.2. Ecological character of the forestry and wood sector in the light of statistics 103 
    3.3. Green technologies and products in the forestry and wood sector - ecological
          advantage of wood and substitution
120 
4. SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC IMPORTANCE OF THE FORESTRY AND WOOD
    SECTOR IN THE REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT OF POLAND
135 
    4.1. The place of the forestry and wood sector in regional development 135
    4.2. The forestry and wood sector as a creator of green jobs 147
CONCLUSION 161
Annex 167
Bibliography 187
Polish summary 201
English summary 205