On 16 November 2017, the European Commission published a review of the 2012 EU Bioeconomy Strategy. The review underlines some crucial bioeconomy developments in several Member States, such as the development of national and regional bioeconomy strategies.
CEPF calls for a strong Rural Development Policy in the Commission’s plan on the future CAP
On 29 November the European Commission presented its Communication on the future of the CAP post 2020, outlining the vision for the future of food and farming in the EU. CEPF emphasises the need for a strong rural development policy in the CAP and a higher level role of forestry.
More work is still needed on forestry issues in REDII
After the vote of European Parliament’s Environment Committee on the Directive on the Promotion of the Use of Energy from Renewable Sources (RED recast) on 23 October, forest owners and managers see as a positive step the approach taken on the forest biomass sustainability.