Forest Resources

Forests are expected to deliver on several policy objectives of the European Union as they provide climate benefits, ecosystem services such as clean air and water, biodiversity, raw material for the bioeconomy, renewable energy and many more. Sourcing wood from sustainably managed forests  ensures these forests continue to provide the society with these benefits. These unique qualities are central to the sustainable nature of the paper industry, but their benefits are not always recognised. Europe’s forests are increasing in volume and by area every year and responsible forest management is helping to drive it. 90% of the wood used by the industry is sourced within the European Union Forests also have an important economic role beyond providing a renewable resource base; they provide vital income and employment and are an important source of growth, especially in peri-urban and rural areas. To prove wood is sourced from sustainably managed forests, the paper industry strongly relies on forest certification, in particular FSC and PEFC: 73% of wood and even 90% of market pulp comes from forest management certified sources.

Activities

EVENT: European forests – prosperous and healthy or in critical conditions?

EVENT: European forests – prosperous and healthy or in critical conditions?

The EU Forest Strategy should ensure that Sustainable Forest Management is consistently demonstrated in different EU policies

The EU Forest Strategy should ensure that Sustainable Forest Management is consistently demonstrated in different EU policies

Cepi’s response to the public consultation on EU Biodiversity policy initiatives

Cepi’s response to the public consultation on EU Biodiversity policy initiatives

Infographic: Responsible products start with a green source

Infographic: Responsible products start with a green source

Press release: Revamped EU Forest Strategy will recognize the importance of forest-based industries and the bioeconomy

Press release: Revamped EU Forest Strategy will recognize the importance of forest-based industries and the bioeconomy

European paper industry’s position on the delegated regulation on a climate change mitigation and adaptation taxonomy

European paper industry’s position on the delegated regulation on a climate change mitigation and adaptation taxonomy

Stringent LULUCF target 2030 could hamper the future development of the Bioeconomy

Stringent LULUCF target 2030 could hamper the future development of the Bioeconomy

Harmonised European laboratory test method to produce parameters enabling the assessment of the recyclability of paper and board products in standard paper and board recycling mills

Harmonised European laboratory test method to produce parameters enabling the assessment of the recyclability of paper and board products in standard paper and board recycling mills

Cepi feedback for the inception impact assessment on the review of LULUCF regulation

Cepi feedback for the inception impact assessment on the review of LULUCF regulation

Cepi position on the upcoming European Commission legislative proposal on minimising the risk of deforestation and forest degradation associated with commodities and products placed on the EU market

Cepi position on the upcoming European Commission legislative proposal on minimising the risk of deforestation and forest degradation associated with commodities and products placed on the EU market

MEP Petri Sarvamaa at Paper & Beyond 2020

MEP Petri Sarvamaa at Paper & Beyond 2020

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