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Global community gathered in Bonn for COP23 climate talks
On 6-17 November, the world’s nations met in Bonn, Germany for the 23rd annual “conference of the parties” (COP) under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), which aims to prevent global warming. The focus of the meeting was to make progress on the rulebook for implementing the Paris Agreement. Read more

Press Release: Call for an ambitious EU Bioeconomy Strategy and Action Plan
The Confederation of European Forest Owners outlines the importance of an ambitious and high-level Bioeconomy Strategy and Action Plan for the shift towards a circular bioeconomy. An ambitious revision is needed in order to reach the global policy objectives identified in the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations and the Paris Agreement on climate change. Read more

More work is still needed on forestry issues in Renewable Energy Directive (recast) after European Parliament’s Environment Committee vote
After the vote of European Parliament’s Environment Committee on the Directive on the Promotion of the Use of Energy from Renewable Sources (RED recast) on 23 October, forest owners and managers see as a positive step the approach taken on the forest biomass sustainability as it endorses the European Commission’s proposal. Read more

European Parliament voted in favour of a LULUCF regulation better fit for purpose, but final results still remain uncertain
The European Parliament took a step forward in recognising climate benefits of forestry, but the EU Council agreed on a problematic approach on managed forest land in the proposal on Land Use, Land Use Change and Forestry (LULUCF). The final negotiations are currently underway and the decision on the LULUCF dossier is expected by the end of the year. Read more

Sustainable bioenergy discussed in the European Parliament
On 10 October 2017, EP Intergroup, CEPF and EUSTAFOR organised a breakfast event in the EU Parliament on the role of forest biomass in combating climate change and the impact of the Commission proposal for forest biomass sustainability criteria as part of the recast of the Renewable Energy Directive (RED II). Read more

Forest producer organisations as key actors in achieving global objectives 11.10.2017
European forest owners and managers welcome the 4th European Forest Week and underline the key role of sustainable forest management to provide solutions to societal challenges 09.10.2017
Forest pedagogy: Adventures between communicating and educating 06.10.2017
New study on Natura 2000 and forests: Assessing the state of implementation and effectiveness 29.09.2017
European Parliament votes in favour of a LULUCF regulation better fit for purpose 13.09.2017
The European Forestry House Celebrates 10 Years of Existence 20.07.2017
The forest sector has a vast potential to provide climate benefits – CEPF, EUSTAFOR and FTP hosts Press breakfast 14.07.2017
LULUCF: Forestry, paper and agri-sectors team up in favor of a dynamic forest reference level 11.07.2017
High-Level conference on future CAP 10.07.2017
Active forest management is needed to prevent devastating forest fires 03.07.2017
Sustainability in action when CEPF members gather for General Assembly 29.06.2017
Europe’s forest owners and managers deeply concerned about draft European Parliament forest biomass report 12.06.2017
CEPF, Copa and Cogeca and ELO underline potential benefits of Action Plan to make Natura 2000 a success but call for improvements to be made 07.06.2017
The European Natura 2000 Award open for calls 02.06.2017
European forest owners today welcome the EU Green Week and underline the key role forests play in creating green jobs 29.05.2017
CEPF publishes position paper on the future of the CAP 28.04.2017
New EU Nature Directives Action Plan published 27.04.2017
CEPF Secretary General receives medal from the Swedish King 25.04.2017
State aid guidelines – evaluation and fitness check 24.04.2017
Four-year study on forest ownership changes in Europe finalized 18.04.2017
Sustainably managed forests are a proven source of sustainable biomass for bioenergy 12.04.2017
Final report EIP-AGRI Workshop ‘New Value Chains from Multifunctional Forests’ 11.04.2017
Press Release: The importance of implementing Cork 2.0 Declaration to ensure an innovative EU Rural Development Policy and a better life in rural areas underlined at major event 22.03.2017
MEP Lins’ draft LULUCF report published – Main issue on Forest Reference Levels remains unclear 13.03.2017
Press Release: CEPF, Copa & Cogeca, FACE, ELO on new EU Court of Auditors report on Natura 2000 24.02.2017
Focus Group on forests dealing with climate change – call for experts 23.02.2017
Public consultation on the future of the CAP 20.02.2017
Action Plan Fitness Check of Nature Directives for better implementation 10.02.2017
Great court success for Swedish forest owners 03.02.2017
Circular Economy Action Plan – Parliament’s ENVI Committee supports the use of biobased packaging 31.01.2017
Press Release: Forest Management is Solution to Climate Change 25.01.2017
Maltese EU Council Presidency priorities on forests 18.01.2017
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28 - 29 November 2017, Bratislava, Slovakia

European Parliament public hearing on the EU forest strategy
4 December 2017, Brussels, Belgium

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5 December 2017, Brussels, Belgium

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