Velux Stiftung: call for proposals for forestry programme
Velux Stiftung’s new programme aims to promote sustainable forestry by supporting solution-oriented research based on interaction between science and practitioners. Through the programme, the foundation hopes to increase awareness of the value of forests and foster a change of perspective. Society needs to be confronted with pressing issues such as sustainable forestry management, climate change, biodiversity and wood as a resource. Nearly one third of the planet’s land surface is covered with forests. And those forests play a crucial role in mitigating climate change, storing carbon dioxide and providing our society with timber, food and medicine. They also provide a habitat for plants and animals and serve as important spaces where people can enjoy nature.
Velux Stiftung writes: Wood has a lower environmental impact than many alternative materials and the increasing use of forest products can reduce the carbon footprint. The organisation is therefore calling for proposals for its new ‘Forestry’ funding programme.
The programme will continue until 2026, and there will be a call for project proposals every year. The first deadline is 19 September 2022. The foundation is looking for innovative, interdisciplinary, implementation- or transfer-oriented research projects. Find out more at veluxstiftung.ch/funding-areas/forestry.