The European State Forest Association

EUSTAFOR represents state forest companies, enterprises and agencies that have sustainable forest management and sustainable wood production as major concerns.

EU carbon sink policies would have a major impact on European wood production

The proposed EU forest carbon sink policies would cut harvestings and especially the production of the mechanical forest industry remarkably in the EEA (European Economic Area), based on the preliminary results of a study by Tapio Ltd, Natural Resources Institute of Finland (Luke) and the Norwegian University of Life Sciences. The preliminary results of the study "Economic impacts of potential EU forest carbon sink policies on the forest-based sectors" were published in Brussels on 6 September....

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Wood U Believe in Growth - Finnish forest sector events in Brussels

I believe in the sustainable growth potential of the forest-based sector in modernizing the European economy. We also have to change the way we produce and consume things. This means that we must be more efficient in our use of resources, said Jyrki Katainen, the Vice-President of the European Commission at the "Wood U Believe in Growth" event. The event was organized by the Finnish Forest Industries Federation on 6 September 2017 in Brussels. The event was organized on the occasion of the Plen...

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European Parliament votes in favour of a LULUCF regulation better fit for purpose

Joint press release, 13 September 2017 The European organisations representing the forestry and agriculture sectors as well as woodworking and paper industries see the reaction of the European Parliament within the Land Use, Land Use Change and Forestry (LULUCF) regulation as a positive step. The Parliament voted today in favour of more dynamic forest reference levels to account for emissions and removals from sustainably managed forests. EUSTAFOR, CEPF, Copa and Cogeca, CEPI and CEI-Bois reco...

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Managing state forests responsibly - how do they do it in Latvia?

"Forests for People" is the new video prepared by the Latvian State Forests (LVM) to explain sustainable and multifunctional forest management for the benefit of people, climate and nature to a broad audience. You can watch it by clicking on the image below.  ...

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