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

MEP Nils Torvalds: ‘I’m against the power creep in the EU’s forest strategy’

MEP Nils Torvalds: ‘I’m against the power creep in the EU’s forest strategy’

ARTICLE: What role for forests and the forest-based sector in the EU Green Deal?

ARTICLE: What role for forests and the forest-based sector in the EU Green Deal?

EVENT:  What role for forests and the forest-based sector in the EU Green Deal?

EVENT: What role for forests and the forest-based sector in the EU Green Deal?

Press release: New forest strategy misses the opportunity to maximise climate mitigation effect of the forest-based sector

Press release: New forest strategy misses the opportunity to maximise climate mitigation effect of the forest-based sector

Press release: “Fit for 55” package is an incomplete toolbox for the industrial energy transition, cautions the paper industry

Press release: “Fit for 55” package is an incomplete toolbox for the industrial energy transition, cautions the paper industry

Joint statement on the EU Forest Strategy: time to really consider the opinion of EU forest and forest-based sector

Joint statement on the EU Forest Strategy: time to really consider the opinion of EU forest and forest-based sector

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

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