Mid-term review of the EU Biodiversity Strategy – No significant progress towards the target for forestry?
On 2 October 2015 the European Commission released its mid-term review of its EU biodiversity strategy, assessing whether the EU is on track for achieving the objective of halting biodiversity loss by 2020.
Commissioner Hogan exchanges views with European Parliament on forestry
On 5 October 2015 the members of the Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development of the European Parliament gathered for an extraordinary meeting in Strasbourg to discuss the Commission Staff Working Document ‘Multi-annual Implementation Plan of the EU Forest Strategy’.
Forest carbon accounting options discussed just before UNFCCC COP21
On 14-15 September, DG Climate Action organised a conference on the role of LULUCF in the 2030 EU Climate and Energy Framework, at which the stakeholder responses to the LULUCF public consultation got reviewed and discussed. CEPF was actively involved and contributed to debate.
Report of the ad-hoc working group on SFM criteria and indicators endorsed
The ad-hoc working group on SFM criteria and indicators, established under the EU Forest Strategy, has commenced its work after six meetings during one years time. The final report was adopted by the Commission in July and endorsed by the Standing Forestry Committee.
Europe’s private forest owners show strong presence at the World Forestry Congress 2015
Hosted by the Republic of South Africa, nearly 4000 delegates gathered for the XIV World Forestry Congress (WFC 2015) in Durban from 7-11 September 2015, providing an excellent occasion for the wide global forest community to build a new vision for the future of forests.
No tree species on IAS list of Union concern
With the Regulation on Invasive Alien Species (IAS) entering into force on 1 January 2015, a Committee of EU Member States representatives together with a scientific forum has been tasked to draw up a list of invasive alien species of Union concern. While the adoption of this lis