The European State Forest Association

The European State Forest Association (EUSTAFOR) represents state forest companies, enterprises and agencies that have sustainable forest management (SFM) and sustainable wood production as major concerns.

The Association currently has 36 members in 25 European countries.

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Member States express significant concerns and request for clarifications of the new EU Forest Strategy for 2030

  Brussels, 15 November 2021 JOINT PRESS RELEASE European forest owners and managers welcome the Council Conclusions adopted today on the EU Forest Strategy for 2030 and fully share the concerns expressed by the Members States. These Conclusions make important requests to the European Commission with regards to actions proposed in the Strategy and a clear call to truly involve and listen to Member States and those who take care of our forests on a daily basis. In line with the...

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Leaders commit to halt and reverse forest loss and land degradation by 2030

More than 100 countries signed the Glasgow Leaders’ Declaration on Forests and Land Use on the second day of the COP26. In the Declaration, the leaders “commit to working collectively to halt and reverse forest loss and land degradation by 2030 while delivering sustainable development and promoting an inclusive rural transformation”. To achieve this pledge, 11 billion € will be invested by public funds and 6 billion € from the private sector. The shared efforts will aim to: ...

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EUSTAFOR speaks in Warsaw on EU Forestry and Biodiversity policy objectives 2030

Aigar Kallas, Vice-President of EUSTAFOR and CEO of RMK Estonia, spoke at the International Conference "The future of forest management in Poland in the context of EU biodiversity and forestry strategies for 2030" organized jointly by the Polish Minister for Environment and Climate, state forests and the trade union “Solidarność” on 8 October 2021, in Warsaw, Poland. The conference was organized to discuss the policy objectives of recently published EU strategies for biodiversity and ...

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Auditors investigates EU fundings for biodiversity and climate change in EU forests

The European Court of Auditors (ECA) released their analysis of the EU funding for biodiversity and climate change in EU forests for the period 2014-2020 (related to the last EU Forest Strategy). They conclude that the EU has had a positive but limited impact on protecting biodiversity and addressing climate change in EU forests. A first observation is that, while forests cover a similar area to agriculture, funding for forested areas from the EU budget is much lower than for agriculture (les...

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