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‘Fitness Check’ of EU nature legislation: private forest owners call for balanced approach
In a joint letter submitted to the Commissioner for Environment, Mr Karmenu Vella, CEPF, Copa-Cogeca, ELO and USSE conveyed a number of concerns relating to the ‘fitness check’ of the EU Nature legislation (Birds and Habitats Directives), highlighting the need for an improved implementation, sufficient flexibilities and good governance in terms of forest owner and manager participation. Read more »

New circular economy strategy under preparation
In the beginning of the year the European Commission withdrew their 2014 proposal for a circular economy package, stating that it was to be replaced by a new, more ambitious proposal by the end of 2015 - including bioeconomy and elements adressing wood as key renewable raw material. Read more »

Integrating LULUCF into the 2030 climate and energy policy
In October 2014 EU leaders agreed on the 2030 policy framework for climate and energy, with the headline target of reducing greenhouse gas emissions with 40% compared to 1990. It has also been decided that Land Use, Land Use Change and Forestry (LULUCF) will be integrated into the 2030 greenhouse gas mitigation framework, meaning these sectors should contribute to the overall reduction target. Read more »

Last steps before FOREST EUROPE Ministerial Conference
Delegates of FOREST EUROPE signatory countries and the European Union gave green light to the draft documents that the Ministers responsible for forests in Europe will have to decide on at the 7th FOREST EUROPE Ministerial Conference in Madrid on 20-21 October. Read more »

FOREST EUROPE adopts updated indicators for SFM
At the last FOREST EUROPE Expert Level Meeting (ELM) in Madrid on 1 July 2015, which convened with the objective of preparing the 7th FOREST EUROPE Ministerial Conference, the FOREST EUROPE signatories adopted an updated set of the pan-European criteria and indicators for sustainable forest management (SFM). The new set has not only received a general facelift, but entails also some important new elements for an improved monotoring of Europe's forests. Read more »

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»   EU green light for €120 million new investments in circular bioeconomy projects 25.06.2015
»   Forest owners call for support for bioeconomy and ownership rights 18.06.2015
»   EU Timber Regulation: Europe’s private forest owners concerned about red tape 11.05.2015
»   International Arrangement on Forests in UNFF limelight 04.05.2015
»   Outcome for the forest-based sector in the 2014 Horizon 2020 calls 03.05.2015
»   Vast majority supports European Parliament report on EU Forest Strategy 29.04.2015
»   Compromise ILUC deal adopted by Parliament 28.04.2015
»   FOREST EUROPE workshop proposes recommendations for an updated set of the pan-European SFM indicators 27.04.2015
»   European Parliament debates the impacts of EUTR and FLEGT 21.04.2015
»   FTP provides overview on EU funding for forest research 31.03.2015
»   Regional approaches for boosting bioeconomy 27.03.2015
»   CEPF strengthens the South 26.03.2015
»   CEPF supports IV Mediterranean Forest Week 26.03.2015
»   European forest owners and managers welcome the International Day of Forests 20.03.2015
»   Oak tree on football field voted European Tree of the Year 2015 13.03.2015
»   Bioeconomy talks with Vice-President Katainen 11.03.2015
»   EU Nature Legislation undergoes ‘Fitness check’ 06.03.2015
»   Commission launches plan for Energy Union 06.03.2015
»   Parliament votes for cascading principle 06.03.2015
»   Sustainability criteria in the spotlight 13.02.2015
»   Newly-formed Bioeconomy Alliance calls for EU action 04.02.2015
»   2015 starts with changes in the CEPF team 09.01.2015
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XIV World Forestry Congress
7-11 September 2015, Durban, South Africa

FOREST EUROPE Ministerial Conferences
20-21 October 2015, Madrid, Spain

FTP Partnering Event 2015
27 October, 2015, Munich, Germany

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