The Confederation of European Forest Owners welcomes the public debate of the CAP reform and wishes to participate on behalf of its 27 European member organisations in an adequate way.
The new CAP’s Rural Development Policy has to clearly aim at increasing the activities in and the development of the rural areas and not be focused on single agricultural farm payments any longer.
European forest owners welcome the Green Paper on forest protection and information adopted by the Commission on 1st of March 2010.
Family forest owners’ have a long standing commitment to sustainable forest management to pursue the proper balance between economic, ecologic and social considerations.
The forest-based sector as a whole is part of the solution in mitigating climate change.
The negotiations towards a new agreement on climate change in frame of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) put forestry at the heart of the climate change agenda.
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