Science at the forest’s service, Portugal em Direto, Antena 1

CoLAB ForestWISE took part in the meeting “The Portuguese Forest in a Changing World”, promoted by the School of Science and Technology at the University of Coimbra. This initiative focused on the Centre and North regions of the country and aimed to strengthen connections between R&D institutions, forest management authorities, industrialists and political decision-makers.

Carlos Fonseca was a guest at the session entitled “How can we work together to maximise the benefits and impacts of R&D?”, moderated by Joana Vieira, Senior Researcher at our CoLAB, who was also part of the event’s organisation.

Joana Vieira talked to Antena 1 about the meeting. During the interview, she spoke about our CoLAB and the RN21 Integrated Project, which aims to promote the strengthening of the natural resin sector, making resin extraction more attractive to forest owners and resin producers, and developing new products derived from natural resin that can replace fossil-derived products, thus contributing to the national bioeconomy.

Listen to the interview here, starting at minute 19 (PT).