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.

2030 EU Climate Target Plan must better recognize the role of forests in climate change mitigation and adaptation

Best practices of sustainable forest management applied in EU state forests say it all. The President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, has made the climate neutrality objective by 2050 one of the top political priorities within the EU Green Deal. As announced in the recently published 2030 Climate Target Plan, a balanced, realistic, and prudent pathway to climate neutrality by 2050 requires an emissions reduction target of 55% by 2030. However, what exactly this will bring ...

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Hotspots of biodiversity: The role of sustainable forest management in Europe

Brussels, 9 September 2020 – How to prevent the loss of biodiversity remains one of the hot policy issues in the EU and globally. Healthy and green livelihoods are also among society’s main expectations. European forests have a crucial role to play in answering these concerns and demands. The European State Forest Association (EUSTAFOR) and the Confederation of European Forest Owners (CEPF) co-organised the virtual conference titled “European Forests: Hotspots of Biodiversity”. Co-ho...

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[Virtual conference] European Forests: Hotspots of Biodiversity

We are delighted to invite you to the virtual conference of EUSTAFOR and CEPF (Confederation of EU Forest Owners) “European Forests: Hotspots of Biodiversity”, hosted by MEP Adam Jarubas and MEP Jessica Polfjärd. The event will take place on Wednesday, 9 September 2020 (13:30 – 17:30). Forests are an important part of the European landscape and crucial for reaching the objectives of the European Green Deal and the Biodiversity Strategy for 2030. Sustainable and active forest managem...

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#ForestBiodiversity video series: The contribution of Sustainable Forest Management in preserving forest biodiversity

The #ForestBiodiversity video series is powered by the European forest and forest-based sector to provide insight into the contribution of sustainable forest management (SFM) in conserving and enhancing forest biodiversity. Forests make vital contributions to both people and the planet, bolstering livelihoods, providing multiple ecosystem services, including biodiversity and climate change mitigation. Sustainable management maintains Europe’s forests as a healthy, resilient and biodiver...

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