Bioeconomy Investment Summit – how to move from niche to norm
On 9-10 November, the European Commission gathered about 500 people from whole Europe at their high-level Bioeconomy Investment Summit. The event was hosted by the EU Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Science, Carlos Moedas, who opened the conference together with Phil Ho
CEPF participates in the EIP-AGRI Workshop on 'Opportunities for Agriculture and Forestry in the Circular Economy'
The European Commission EIP-AGRI (European Innovation Partnership on Agricultural Productivity and Sustainability) organised a workshop in Naantali, Finland, discussing the transition to a circular economy in agriculture and forestry.
Mid-term review of the EU Biodiversity Strategy – No significant progress towards the target for forestry?
On 2 October 2015 the European Commission released its mid-term review of its EU biodiversity strategy, assessing whether the EU is on track for achieving the objective of halting biodiversity loss by 2020.
New circular economy strategy under preparation
In the beginning of the year the European Commission withdrew their 2014 proposal for a circular economy package, stating that it was to be replaced by a new, more ambitious proposal by the end of 2015 - including bioeconomy and elements addressing wood as key renewable material.
European forest owners strongly question the benefits and practicability of the cascade use principle
In a joint statement, submitted to the Vice-President of the European Commission and relevant Commissioners, CEPF, Copa-Cogeca and ELO raised their serious concerns on the cascade use principle, question its general rationale and practicability.