June 25, 2021

Joint Statement: Draft new EU Forest Strategy: time to consider the opinion of EU forest and forest-based sector

After the leak of the upcoming draft EU Forest Strategy post-2020, FTP and 13 other organizations sent a joint statement to the European Commission to express their concerns. The views expressed by the sector over the last months have not been taken into consideration in the draft. In addition, the calls from the European Parliament […]

October 9, 2020

European Parliament gave a greenlight to an ambitious and self-standing post-2020 European Forest Strategy

In a recent plenary session, the European Parliament has adopted the COM AGRI Report prepared by MEP Petri Sarvamaa on the new “European Forest Strategy – the way forward”. The EU should promote forest management models that seek to ensure forests are environmentally, societally and economically sustainable, MEPs said on Thursday. According to the MEPs, […]

September 28, 2020

Joint statement: The New EU Forest Strategy: 3 reasons to endorse the committee report

Ahead of the European Parliament’s vote on the report “The European Forest Strategy – The way forward” planned for next week, the EU forest and forest-based sector would like to share three reasons why the report voted in the AGRI committee should be supported. In our opinion, the report provides the upcoming EU Forest Strategy […]

February 20, 2019

Forest stakeholders call for a stronger EU Forest Strategy to reach United Nations and Paris Agreement goals

Joint Press Release | 04 Feb.2019 Last December, the Commission published a progress report on the implementation of the EU Forest Strategy, discussed by the European Parliament in January. This report comes at a time when forests and the forest-based sector are recognised as essential players in responding to major societal and environmental challenges. In […]