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

Press release:  A series of EU Parliament votes on Fit for 55 sends wrong signals on industry decarbonisation & bioeconomy development

Press release: A series of EU Parliament votes on Fit for 55 sends wrong signals on industry decarbonisation & bioeconomy development

Statement: CBAM is not the solution for ALL ETS sectors, a thorough impact assessment is needed before adding new sectors

Statement: CBAM is not the solution for ALL ETS sectors, a thorough impact assessment is needed before adding new sectors

Statement of the European forest-based Industries on the draft ENVI Report on the Deforestation Regulation

Statement of the European forest-based Industries on the draft ENVI Report on the Deforestation Regulation

Press release: Forest fibre could be the future of Europe’s textile industry

Press release: Forest fibre could be the future of Europe’s textile industry

Press release:  EU Commission Proposal for a Regulation on ecodesign underlines important principles of sustainability

Press release: EU Commission Proposal for a Regulation on ecodesign underlines important principles of sustainability

Europe’s bioeconomy is a readily available solution to the EU’s dependence on fossil fuels

Europe’s bioeconomy is a readily available solution to the EU’s dependence on fossil fuels

Press Release: Cepi pledges to support a transition towards Sustainable Products

Press Release: Cepi pledges to support a transition towards Sustainable Products

Press Release: Cepi welcomes EU Commission plans to pave the way for the circular use of carbon

Press Release: Cepi welcomes EU Commission plans to pave the way for the circular use of carbon

Cepi views on the proposal for a regulation on deforestation and forest degradation

Cepi views on the proposal for a regulation on deforestation and forest degradation

Press Release: The European pulp and paper industry supports EU action to safeguard the world’s forests and calls for focus on the real drivers of deforestation

Press Release: The European pulp and paper industry supports EU action to safeguard the world’s forests and calls for focus on the real drivers of deforestation