Forest industry is important to Norway. Active and profitable forestry and a competitive forest industry is of importance to settlement, employment and business development in large parts of the country. The potential for increased value creation is large.
The potential for increased value creation is large.Forestry policy must facilitate sustainable resource management, where harvesting does not exceed the regrowth rate, and take into account other essential functions of forests - as wildlife habitat, recreational arena for people, and as storage and sinks of carbon.
Wood is a renewable and climate friendly raw material that is increasingly in demand. It is a goal to increase the use of wood to replace materials with a more detrimental impact on the climate.
The outback is by age-old tradition very important also as a recreation arena in Norway, where a sizeable segment of the population go to enjoy hunting, fishing and trekking. These values, too, are promoted under the stewardship of sustainable forestry.
2016-07-01: The forest-based bioeconomy offers great opportunities for the Nordic societies in the form of growth and jobs. According to the Nordic Council of Ministers for Fisheries and Aquaculture, Agriculture, Agriculture, Food and Forestry this can and should be achieved in a sustainable way.
2015-04-17: As a member of the European Free Trade Agreement (EFTA) and party to the EEA agreement Norway will implement the EU timber regulation. The regulation will enter into force in Norway on the 1 May 2015. By this date, Norway will operate on the same level as the EU countries regarding the timber regulation.
2005-05-27: Lova har til formål å fremme ei berekraftig forvaltning av skogressursane i landet med sikte på aktiv lokal og nasjonal verdiskaping, og å sikre det biologiske mangfaldet, omsyn til landskapet, friluftslivet og kulturverdiane i skogen.