Mapping and Assessment of Ecosystems and their Services (MAES)
Under the MAES initiative, the MAES Working Group was set up to support the implementation of target 2, action 5 of the EU Biodiversity Strategy. Since 2013 the MAES Working Group has contributed to the process with several workshops and technical reports.
European Commission study on the cascading use of wood
The European Commission has published a study on the optimised cascading use of wood and intends to publish voluntary guidelines for cascading next year. The study will be on the agenda of the next meeting of the Commission DG GROW expert group on forest-based industries and sect
Event: “PEFC International EU Policy Conference”
On 21 September 2016 PEFC organised the first PEFC International EU Policy Conference to discuss and debate EU policies and sustainable forestry. The conference was split into two parts - sustainability of wood for energy use in Europe and the role of forest certification
Press Release: Joint Statement Working Group on the future direction of FOREST EUROPE 12-13 October 2016
European forest owners, managers and forest-based industries released a joint statement today, outlining key elements to be included in the review of the FOREST EUROPE process to ensure Sustainable Forest Management (SFM).