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: Cepi welcomes European Commission’s fossil-averse proposal on carbon removal certification

Press release: Cepi welcomes European Commission’s fossil-averse proposal on carbon removal certification

Press release: Renewable, biogenic carbon should be favoured by the future EU certification scheme for carbon removals

Press release: Renewable, biogenic carbon should be favoured by the future EU certification scheme for carbon removals

Press release:  European Parliament votes shows a new long-term EU approach on energy takes shape, but will it pass the test of time? 

Press release: European Parliament votes shows a new long-term EU approach on energy takes shape, but will it pass the test of time? 

Press release: European Parliament vote enshrines a monolithic view of forests

Press release: European Parliament vote enshrines a monolithic view of forests

Press release: Cepi welcomes EU Parliament’s ITRE Committee vote on a revised Renewable Energy Directive, but implementation of the cascading use principle must be left to Member States

Press release: Cepi welcomes EU Parliament’s ITRE Committee vote on a revised Renewable Energy Directive, but implementation of the cascading use principle must be left to Member States

Press release: EU Parliament ENVI Committee vote shows deforestation is taken seriously, but some new rules would be hard to implement

Press release: EU Parliament ENVI Committee vote shows deforestation is taken seriously, but some new rules would be hard to implement

Press release: Cepi annual statistics show factors behind the resilience and strong performance of the European pulp and paper industry

Press release: Cepi annual statistics show factors behind the resilience and strong performance of the European pulp and paper industry

Press release:  Cepi voices strong concerns over robustness of tools provided to the industry to achieve the EU’s climate objectives

Press release: Cepi voices strong concerns over robustness of tools provided to the industry to achieve the EU’s climate objectives

Press release: Cepi calls for more focus, impact assessment and consultation on EU Commission’s nature restoration proposal

Press release: Cepi calls for more focus, impact assessment and consultation on EU Commission’s nature restoration proposal

Press release:   The EU Parliament shows ambition on forest sinks, not on materials substitution

Press release: The EU Parliament shows ambition on forest sinks, not on materials substitution

How does the competitive European industry contribute to climate neutrality?

How does the competitive European industry contribute to climate neutrality?