|Forest sector statement on the EU Forest Strategy
The European forest and forest-based sector asks for a full and inclusive recognition of forest industries in the future EU Forest Strategy.
The forest owners, both public and private, and the forest products industries of the EU urge the Commission to develop a Forest Strategy that would not only take into consideration the forests of Europe, their sustainable management, and the multiple functions, goods and services they supply to the European society, but also the downstream uses of forest resources.
For more details please read the joint position sent to the Commission on 29 March 2012.
The European forest-based sector, represented in Brussels by CEPF, CEI-Bois, EUSTAFOR and CEPI, follows the process of developing a constructive and inclusive EU Forest Strategy closely, in particular since the final addressees will be the forest owners and the industries. As the process involving the stakeholders and Member States representatives is going on, the European forest-based sector draws the attention of the Commission to some fundamental principles to be taken into account when elaborating the first proposal.
Published by Aljoscha Requardt 29.03.2012