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.
EU agrees on LULUCF regulation
European Parliament and Council reached an agreement on the LULUCF regulation. The agreement sends an important signal to millions of forest owners as it should mean a step towards enabling the full potential of Europe’s forests in climate change mitigation and adaptation.
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.