Bioeconomy stakeholders conference in Bratislava encouraged regions to take action
The Slovak Presidency together with European Commission under the auspices of Standing Committee of Agricultural Research (SCAR) organised a conference in Bratislava on 17 October on the role of EU regions in developing a sustainable European Bioeconomy.
Debate on the EU Forest Strategy in the European Parliament
The importance of forestry for jobs, growth, rural livelihoods and bioeconomy as well as concerns over negative impacts of the LULUCF climate proposal on the forest sector were some of the issues raised by MEPs in a debate on the EU Forest Strategy with Commissioner Phil Hogan.
EU Forest Directors adopted new declaration on forests
The Bratislava Declaration on the “EU Forest Strategy: a new impulse on a way forward” was adopted when EU Forest Directors General met in Bratislava on 7-9 November 2016. It builds on the current momentum and serves as an important input on the way forward to EU Forest Strategy
EU policy for bioenergy sustainability – discussions ahead of the European Commission’s proposal
The European Commission is preparing a policy for sustainable bioenergy and with the finalisation of the Impact Assessment by the Secretariat-General, the discussions are now taking place at the political level. Ahead of the policy proposal, CEPF and EUSTAFOR sent a letter to EC
Debate over climate benefits of bioenergy continues – new EFI study sheds light on the issue
On 12 October, the European Forest Institute (EFI) published a timely report on forest biomass, carbon neutrality and climate change mitigation. CEPF very much welcomes the report as the issue of carbon neutrality is a much debated topic in Brussels.