New EU Forest strategy

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Teabekiri: New EU Forest strategy

Practical information

  1. Composition of the study group
  2. Administrator / Assistant in charge: Judith CARRERAS GARCIA / Tiina ALANKO
  3. Contact

Background

As part of the European Green Deal, the European Commission will adopt a new EU Forest Strategy.

The strategy will build on the EU Biodiversity Strategy, cover the whole forest cycle and promote the many services that forests provide. The strategy will also be aimed 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 bioeconomy 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.