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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Germany and Austria take action on the new EU Forest Strategy

On 26 August 2021, the Federal Minister of Agriculture and her Austrian counterpart signed a joint declaration on the EU forest strategy. Image source: BMEL/Torsten Silz Both federal ministers spoke out in favor of an EU Forest Strategy that sensibly flanks and supplements the forest policy of the Member States but does not replace it. According to them, “the current proposals of the EU Commission to take over planning sovereignty for forests and to provide centrally binding guideli...

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Forestry England calls to contribute to a collective film “Treeline”

Forestry England is developing a new project called “Treeline” and needs your help to collect video or sound recordings from forests and woodlands. “Treeline” is a collective film that will feature forests from across the world, depicting the unique features of each forest while highlighting the impact of the climate emergency on the world’s forests. You do not need to be a professional cinematographer to contribute. The film is being commissioned by Forestry England and Film an...

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Joint statement: Draft Renewable Energy Directive Revision: Improper Sustainability Framework for Forest Biomass Could Challenge the EU’s Renewable Energy Ambitions and Harm the Rural Economy

Following the leak of the draft RED II revision, EUSTAFOR, jointly with 6 other organizations published a statement to encourage the European Commission to adopt a workable proposal based on a solid impact assessment. "The current proposed revision of the REDII sustainability criteria comes at a time when the transposition of the 2018 recast Directive has yet to be completed by most Member States. Delays in the adoption of the Operational Guidance for forest biomass and other secondary l...

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For the European forest owners and managers, the European Commission should purely rewrite the draft EU Forest Strategy!

JOINT PRESS RELEASE Brussels, 30 June 2021 For the European forest owners and managers, the European Commission should purely rewrite the draft EU Forest Strategy! Today the European Parliament Intergroup on Climate Change, Biodiversity and Sustainable Development organised an event, “EU Green Deal Ambitions: What do we want and need from EU forests?”. The event was very timely as the Commission is currently discussing the content of the new EU Forest Strategy. The draft strategy ...

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