European Parliament adopts resolution on the mid-term review of the EU’s Biodiversity Strategy
Four month after the release of the Commission mid-term review on its EU Biodiversity Strategy, assessing whether the EU is on track for achieving the objective of halting the loss of biodiversity by 2020, the European Parliament adopted its resolution on the Commission review.
Step up measures to strengthen innovation in forestry
Even though the EU Rural Development Programme entail measures to boost innovation in forestry, there is still much to be done by public authorities to have the effects on the ground. This was one of the main findings of a workshop on interregional cooperation in forest managemen
Changes in the CEPF Secretary General position
After almost 5 years of working with the Confederation of European Forest Owners (CEPF), fighting and lobbying for the position of European forest owners and the forest sector in Brussels, Aljoscha Requardt decided to move on and step down from his position as Secretary General
Forests play a prominent role in the new global Climate Agreement
On the evening of 12 December, 195 countries adopted the first ever legally binding global climate agreement at the UNFCCC COP21 climate summit in Paris. The agreement commits countries to keep the temperature increase well below 2 °C and pursue efforts to keep it below 1.5 °C.
European private forest owners continuing to chair the Civil Dialogue Group on Forestry and Cork
Mr Bernhard Budil, the Secretary General of Austrian Private Forest Owners and Farmers Association (Land&Forst Betriebe Österreich) and European private forest owners’ representative, was elected as new Chairman of the Civil Dialogue Group on Forestry and Cork (CDG F&C).