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.

European Parliament adopt balanced position on forest bioenergy in EU legislation on promotion of renewable energy

PRESS RELEASE - 17.01.2018 Reacting to European Parliament’s vote on the Directive on the Promotion of the Use of Energy from Renewable Sources today, forest owners and managers welcome it as a positive step. The outcome recognises the importance of forests and their role in tackling climate change. In particular, forest owners and managers recognise the efforts made by MEPs to set up a suitable system to verify sustainable forest biomass sourcing (Art. 26). This was achieved by rejectin...

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Key ways to maximize potential of forest bioenergy to decarbonize Europe underlined

CEPF, EUSTAFOR, COPA-COGECA, ELO, EOS, CEJA, USSE, CEETTAR, UEF - Joint Press Release 16.01.2018 European forestry and agricultural organisations urge MEPs to ensure that the role of forest bioenergy to decarbonize Europe is not hindered when they vote on an EU Commission proposal on the promotion of renewable energy sources (RES). Forests and the forest-based sector play a significant role in tackling climate change by helping to decarbonize Europe to reach its post-2020 climate and energ...

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Towards a more sustainable future - Metsähallitus has launched an extensive corporate responsibility programme

Metsähallitus has launched an extensive corporate responsibility programme. The corporate responsibility roadmap will be finalised during the spring. Metsähallitus has now joined the FIBS corporate responsibility network, which will open up new opportunities for partnerships in the development of corporate responsibility. By signing the Diversity Charter Finland, Metsähallitus is determined to make a contribution to a fairer and more responsible working life.  - Corporate responsibility a...

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"The awakening of the forest" just published by Veneto Agricoltura with an EUSTAFOR contribution on European forests

The recent publication "the awakening of the forest" (in Italian) by Veneto Agricoltura retraces forest and forest-related policies from the Venice Republic times to nowadays. The publication also reports a EUSTAFOR contribution on European policy in connection with forest management. EUSTAFOR contribution is based on reporting the FOREST EUROPE process at pan-European level, and in showing the role of forestry in several EU policies in connection with bioeconomy and rural development, and biod...

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