Evidence of sustainability of forest biomass presented today by State Forest Managers

The day after the European Commission publishes its Clean Energy package European state forest managers provide evidence of the sustainability of forest biomass The role of forests and woody biomass within the EU policy framework on climate and energy was discussed at the European Parliament at the Intergroup Conference “Sustainable forest biomass in the light of COP21 (Paris)” on 1 December 2016. The event was held one day after the European Commission’s publication...

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European Commission proposes to assess sustainability of forest biomass through risk-based approach

Joint Press Release of the Confederation of European Forest Owners (CEPF) & the European State Forest Association (EUSTAFOR) Today, the European Commission presented a proposal for new sustainability criteria for forest biomass, as a part of the Clean Energy package. European forest owners and managers are reiterating their concerns over the introduction of a new system for forest biomass sustainability Forest biomass is largely a domestic, decentralised energy source and we alread...

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EU Forest Strategy supports Sustainable Forest Management

In a recent meeting at the European Parliament, Commissioner Phil Hogan followed up on the EU Forest Strategy implementation A joint meeting between 3 committees – Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI), Agriculture and Rural Development (AGRI), and Industry, Research and Energy Committee (ITRE) – was held last 21 November 2016 at the European Parliament in Strasbourg. [caption id="attachment_4974" align="alignright" width="319"] Watch the meeting on www.europarl.europa.eu[/...

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Metsähallitus’ cultural heritage survey project nominated for the Europa Nostra Award

The cultural heritage survey project, carried out in state-owned multiple-use forests in 2010–2015, has been nominated for the Europa Nostra Award by the National Board of Antiquities. The European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Award is Europe’s most prestigious prize in the cultural heritage field. Metsähallitus’ project was entered in the Research category for outstanding research projects which have a tangible impact on the conservation and enhancement of Europe ...

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