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.

LULUCF: practical consequences for the forest-based sector (meeting proceedings available now)

Joint workshop on the practical consequences of the introduction of the Regulation for the inclusion of Land Use, Land Use Change and Forestry (LULUCF) within the 2030 EU Climate and Energy framework Tuscany Region Brussels Office, Rond-point Robert Schuman 14, Brussels, Belgium 25 September 2018  Overall objective: The aim of the workshop is to assess how the new LULUCF regulation will or can be implemented and what the potential impacts on forest management and on the EU forest...

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EU Bioeconomy Strategy seeks for a systematic approach to address the bioeconomy value chain

Today, the European Commission published its Communication on the update of the EU Bioeconomy Strategy: A sustainable Bioeconomy for Europe – Strengthening the connection between economy, society and the environment. European forest owners and managers welcome this long-awaited strategy that aims at supporting the development of a sustainable, circular bioeconomy in the EU and contributing to the international sustainability agendas and their respective policy objectives and priorities. On...

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A Total of 131 Bird Species were Recorded in the Bird Watching Race "Latvia’s State Forests Bird Rally 2018"

The 7th annual international birdwatching race "Latvia’s State Forests Bird Rally 2018" took place on Saturday, 15 September, and all teams together recorded 131 bird species. As reported before, the team "TTTŠ" (Gaidis Grandāns, Uģis Piterāns, Edgars Laucis, Ivars Brediks) with recorded 105 bird species was announced the winner of the race "Latvia’s State Forests Bird Rally 2018". A total of five teams of birdwatchers and ornithologists from Latvia and Lithuania took part in the race...

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A bottom-up approach to the use of forest biomass

Joint statement on the EU Non-Binding Guidance on the Cascading Use of Biomass // Forests cover more than 40 percent of the EU’s land area. They are essential for life on earth, providing the bioeconomy with renewable materials, energy as well as other ecosystem services. Sustainably managed forests and the forest sector play a key role in the transition towards a sustainable circular bioeconomy. Their role is therefore crucial towards achieving the objectives of the Paris Agr...

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