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 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

Press release: The European Pulp and Paper industry welcomes the COP26 Global Leaders Pledge to end deforestation by 2030 and the G20 Commitment to plant 1 trillion trees

Press release: The European Pulp and Paper industry welcomes the COP26 Global Leaders Pledge to end deforestation by 2030 and the G20 Commitment to plant 1 trillion trees

Press release: The European pulp and paper industry presents its contribution to the Three Billion Trees Initiative

Press release: The European pulp and paper industry presents its contribution to the Three Billion Trees Initiative

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

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