‘Fitness Check’ of EU nature legislation: private forest owners call for balanced approach
In a joint letter submitted to the Commissioner for Environment, Mr Karmenu Vella, CEPF, Copa-Cogeca, ELO and USSE conveyed a number of concerns relating to the ‘fitness check’ of the EU Nature legislation (Birds and Habitats Directives).
New circular economy strategy under preparation
In the beginning of the year the European Commission withdrew their 2014 proposal for a circular economy package, stating that it was to be replaced by a new, more ambitious proposal by the end of 2015 - including bioeconomy and elements addressing wood as key renewable material.
Integrating LULUCF into the 2030 climate and energy policy
In October 2014 EU leaders agreed on the 2030 policy framework for climate and energy, with the headline target of reducing greenhouse gas emissions with 40% compared to 1990. It has also been decided that Land Use, Land Use Change and Forestry (LULUCF) will be integrated into th
Last steps before FOREST EUROPE Ministerial Conference
Delegates of FOREST EUROPE signatory countries and the European Union gave green light to the draft documents that the Ministers responsible for forests in Europe will have to decide on at the 7th FOREST EUROPE Ministerial Conference in Madrid on 20-21 October.