The new EU Forest Strategy

► This event will be webstreamed.

Scope and objectives

The section for Agriculture, Rural Development and Environment (NAT) of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) is organising an online public hearing to gather stakeholders' and civil society's views on the new EU Forest Strategy for 2030, which will feed into the preparation of the EESC opinion on this topic.

This event will bring together a wide range of stakeholders, experts and representatives of European institutions to share ideas and discuss:

  • the state of Europe's forests;
  • what sustainable forest management implies in practice;
  • how forest stakeholders can best tap the economic and social benefits provided by forests and ensure forest ecosystem’s health and vitality.

Language regime for this event: EN FR FI CS


As part of the European Green Deal, the European Commission has recently adopted a new EU Forest Strategy for 2030.

The strategy covers the whole forest cycle and promotes the many services that forests provide. It also aims at ensuring healthy and resilient forests that contribute significantly to biodiversity and climate goals, reduce and respond to natural disasters, secure livelihoods and support a circular bio economy and rural communities.

The strategy will further help the EU to meet its international commitments and will form the basis of a clearly established, consistent and holistic approach on forests, allowing stronger EU leadership internationally, in the context of the United Nations 2030 sustainability agenda, the Paris Agreement, the Convention on Biological Diversity and the Convention to Combat Desertification.

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