According to the cascade principle, wood should be used in the following order of priority: woodbased products, re-use, recycling, bioenergy and disposal.
CEPF, Copa-Cogeca, ELO, EUSTAFOR and USSE strongly oppose the draft text on sustainability criteria for solid and gaseous biomass currently in inter-service consultation in the Commission.
The role of wood must be secured in tomorrow’s energy mix.
Woody biomass from sustainably managed European forests plays a crucial role in reaching the EU policy target of 20% renewable energy in 2020 and is fundamental to European green growth.
CEPF statement on Payments for Ecosystem Services (PES) in NEWFOREX Stakeholder Workshop in Copenhagen on 11 October 2012.