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.

Seeking momentum on the European Union’s Forest Strategy

EUSTAFOR, CEPF, COPA and COGECA, EFI - JOINT PRESS RELEASE – 5.12.2017 Forest owners, managers, experts and scientists call for an effective and coherent policy framework for unlocking the potential of forests to respond to key societal challenges. The statement comes following a series of forestry-related events on the EU Forest Strategy held in the European Parliament this week. To kick off the discussions and provide input on the review of the EU Forest Strategy, a...

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EUSTAFOR supports the European Bioenergy Day on 21 November

EUSTAFOR is joining an awareness campaign, called the European Bioenergy Day. The campaign, to be launched by the European Biomass Association (AEBIOM), has as its main objective to promote bioenergy. This public awareness and media campaign will aim to underpin the 21 November 2017 as the symbolic day after which the EU’s fuel consumption for 2017 is based entirely on renewable bioenergy. Starting on 21 November 2017, the campaign can be followed at and v...

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Global challenges need a strong forest bioeconomy: Looking ahead to a renewed Bioeconomy Strategy - EUSTAFOR contributes 8 policy messages

Press Release 17 November 2017 Brussels, Belgium “The renewed policy context provides a new momentum for updating the EU Bioeconomy Strategy,” affirms Piotr Borkowski, Executive Director of the European State Forest Association (EUSTAFOR). “We support a Bioeconomy Strategy which recognizes the full value of forestry’s contribution towards meeting global challenges as defined by the UN Sustainable Development Goals and which would give more coherence to the EU Policy framework.” ...

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Sustainable forestry enables the bioeconomy: Eight policy messages - EUSTAFOR looks ahead to a renewed Bioeconomy Strategy

The bioeconomy has the potential to be the next major economic development, especially in rural and remote areas of Europe. Shifting to a bioeconomy is also of central importance towards fulfilling the ambitions of Paris Agreement in terms of climate change mitigation and adaptation as well as reaching the Sustainable Development Goals. Forests cover more than 40 percent of the EU’s land area. They provide the bioeconomy with renewable materials as well as other ecosystem services to...

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