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“Getting not out but into the woods”
Forests and forestry are key to meet society’s challenges of today and tomorrow. Achieving this goal requires a sound policy framework and a constructive dialogue across all levels. This was one of the key conclusions of the CEPF Members Day 2014, which took place at the Académie royale de Belgique in Brussels on 10 December 2014. Read more »

PEFC strengthens presence at EU level
In recognition of the significant role that the EU is playing in advancing sustainable forest management, PEFC International has appointed Xavier Noyon as its Brussels-based EU Representative to contribute to and engage in processes impacting responsible forestry in the EU. Read more »

European Parliament: new EU Forest Strategy in the spotlight
On 5 November 2014, the European Parliament Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development (COM AGRI) hosted a public hearing on the new EU Forest Strategy, aimed at gaining insights from experts and hold discussions on the key issues. This provided the MEPs with essential information to draw-up a non-legislative report on the Commission communication “A new EU Forest Strategy: for forests and the forest-based sector”. Read more »

European forest sector calls for a constructive solution towards a future Legally Binding Agreement (LBA) on Forests in Europe
On the occasion of the Forest Europe Expert Level Meeting on 6-7 November 2014 in Cuenca, Spain, a joint letter signed by the main organisations of the European forest sector was addressed to the ministers responsible for forests and forestry in Europe. Read more »

European Council agrees on 2030 Climate and Energy Policy Framework
New opportunities for the forests and wood-based sector arise through the EU leaders’ agreement on 2030 Climate and Energy Policy Framework. Read more »

»   Forest owners strongly oppose draft European CEN standard for bio-based products sustainability criteria 21.10.2014
»   Implementing the forestry measures key for successful rural development 21.10.2014
»   Drafting of the Natura 2000 and Forest Guidance document reaches next phase 20.10.2014
»   No Net Loss: yet another initiative from the Biodiversity Strategy 20.10.2014
»   Forestry debates kick-off in the new European Parliament 24.09.2014
»   Provision of forest ecosystem services: final publications from the NEWFOREX project available 22.09.2014
»   EESC adopts opinion on EU Forest Strategy 11.07.2014
»   European Forestry House summer reception defies rain! 11.07.2014
»   Forming of the new European Parliament takes shape 11.07.2014
»   New LIFE funding sub-programme on environment 01.07.2014
»   FAO Committee on Forestry (COFO) highlights socio-economic benefits of forestry 27.06.2014
»   Dates for FOREST EUROPE Ministerial Conferences announced 26.06.2014
»   The Commission publishes new State Aid Guidelines relevant for forestry 25.06.2014
»   UNECE/FAO initiates work on forest ownership assessment 19.06.2014
»   Development of SFM criteria under EU Forest Strategy moves on 12.06.2014
»   Open consultation on No Net Loss initiative under Biodiversity Strategy 07.06.2014
»   Latvian Prime Minister opens CEPF General Assembly in Riga 06.06.2014
»   MAES: Improving the knowledge about ecosystems and their services 23.05.2014
»   Cooperation of EU Regions on Forest Innovation 22.05.2014
»   Council adopts conclusions on new EU Forest Strategy 21.05.2014
»   EU Elections 2014: CEPF interviewing Members of European Parliament 14.05.2014
»   EU Elections 2014: This time it matters! 06.05.2014
»   The social dimensions of SFM must be further developed 03.05.2014
»   EP plenary adopts Invasive Alien Species legislation 23.04.2014
»   Plant reproductive material law rejected 23.04.2014
»   Commission proceeds with the revision of state aid guidelines 10.04.2014
»   Roadmap for the development of SFM criteria published 01.04.2014
»   House of Lords invited CEPF to talk about EU forest policy 28.03.2014
»   World Forests Summit 2014 - Unlocking the true potential of forests 28.03.2014
»   CEPF hosts German-speaking “Försterstammtisch” 21.03.2014
»   5 key messages from European forest owners for the new EU legislative period 14.03.2014
»   New insights on forest pathogens invading Europe 10.02.2014
»   Update on the Invasive Alien Species (IAS) Regulation 10.02.2014
»   Update on Plant Reproductive Material and Health Risk Controlling Mechanism law 10.02.2014
»   EU State aid guidelines for forestry sector 2014-2020 under discussion 10.02.2014
»   Commission launched the 2030 Climate and Energy Framework 10.02.2014
»   New EU Forest Strategy discussed in the European Parliament 28.01.2014
»   CEPF welcomes the New Year by joining Twitter and LinkedIn 10.01.2014
»   International Year of Family Farming 07.01.2014
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Conference of the EIP on Raw Materials
13-14 January 2015, Brussels, Belgium

EU Rural Networks’ Assembly
26 January 2015, Brussels, Belgium

IV MFW – Mediterranean Forest Week
17-20 March 2015, Barcelona, Spain

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