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The European forestry sector must be part of the future EU COVID-19 recovery plan
On 5 May 2020, Confederation of European Forest Owners (CEPF), together with six other organisations representing the European forestry sector, published a joint letter “The European forestry sector must be part of the future EU COVID-19 recovery plan” while the outbreak and spread of COVID-19 is having a significant impact on forests and forestry in a growing number of European regions.
05.05.2020

In the context of the ongoing discussion on the EU COVID-19 recovery plan, and on the EU Green Deal, the undersigned organisations share the concerns of forest owners’ and managers’ about the current situation and provide arguments as to why the forestry sector should be part of the EU recovery plan. The COVID-19 crisis has hit at a time when the sector in various EU countries already finds itself in a difficult situation due to the severe impacts of climate change-induced damaging agents in recent years. Therefore the crisis could have serious repercussions in the short and medium term not only for forest owners and managers but also for the forest-based sector as a whole.

Please read the full joint letter here.