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.

 

#ResponsibleForestry campaign

 

Public consultation: Commission seeks views on possible EU Soil Health Law

The Commission has launched an online public consultation on the development of a possible EU Soil Health Law. The EU Soil Strategy for 2030, adopted last year, announced that the Commission will table a new legislative proposal on soil health providing a comprehensive legal framework for soil protection, granting it the same level of protection that exists for water, the marine environment and air in the EU. All interested parties are invited to contribute to the consultation which is open ...

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#ResponsibleForestry is the solution to today’s challenges to forests: How do European foresters implement forest management on the ground?

PRESS RELEASE 1 Brussels, 29 August 2022 EUSTAFOR is releasing a second video “Our missions as state foresters” to put the spotlight on the work of foresters on the ground through its #ResponsibleForestry campaign. The release is concurrent with the Forest Europe High-Level Policy Dialogue on 30 August 2022, at which the role of Sustainable Forest Management (SFM) in supporting forest biodiversity and balancing it with other ecosystem services will be discussed. EUSTAFOR aims to highlig...

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COM ENVI Report on Deforestation and Forest Degradation risks excluding most forest management measures, including those for climate adaptation

PRESS RELEASE[1] Brussels, 11 July 2022 COM ENVI Report on Deforestation and Forest Degradation risks excluding most forest management measures, including those for climate adaptation The latest available version of the compromise amendments to the COM ENVI Report on Deforestation and Forest Degradation suggests adding forest conversion into the scope of the regulation in a similar context as deforestation and forest degradation. Such a proposal significantly widens the scope of the regu...

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The SINCERE project has come to an end – Final results and findings

End of March 2022, the team of the SINCERE project published the final results and findings after four years and a half of intense work. The main project’s objective was to bring forest ecosystem services (FES) into focus for policy, practice, research and business. They worked at local, national and international level across Europe and beyond, by investigating the incentives and innovation needed to support forests to ensure that the goods and services society’s demands are met by taking i...

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