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 37 members in 26 European countries.


#ResponsibleForestry campaign


EUSTAFOR contributes to the Commission public consultation on the EU Carbon certification proposal

Following a publication of the Commission proposal for the EU carbon certification framework, a public consultation in a form of a feedback on the proposal was open. The consultation was open until 23 March 2023. Based on EUSTAFOR's recently published position on the topic, consultation input outlining the key concerns regarding the upcoming voluntary certification system was elaborated. Namely, EUSTAFOR emphasised that EU carbon removals certification should incentivise long-term climate be...

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General Assembly appoints Juha Niemelä from Metsähallitus, Finland, as new President of EUSTAFOR

Mr Juha S. Niemelä, Director General of Metsähallitus, Finland, has been elected as the new President of EUSTAFOR by the Annual General Assembly of EUSTAFOR. In addition, EUSTAFOR’s General Assembly, held on 7 March 2023 in Brussels, elected Vice-President Mr Georg Schöppl (Österreichische Bundesforste) and eight other members of the Executive Committee. “On behalf of EUSTAFOR, I would like to thank Reinhardt Neft for his great effort to support and guide EUSTAFOR over 8 years, first...

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Rich discussions on the EU Forest Strategy

On 24 January 2023, EUSTAFOR, CEPF and COPA-COGECA organized a joint conference in Brussels called “EU Forest Strategy for 2030: where we are and where to go next”. The goal of this event was to do a state of play on the EU Forest Strategy, how it will be implemented and how to move forward in the right way. Around 100 people attended the event at the Bavarian Permanent Representation. The speakers invited represented the 3 European bodies (European Commission, the Swedish Presidency, the...

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EU carbon removals certification should incentivize long-term climate benefits over short-term carbon offsets

EUSTAFOR position on the proposal for a Regulation on establishing a Union regulatory framework for the certification of carbon removals In the introductory part of the proposal, the European Commission notes that, in order to achieve deep global cuts in GHG emissions, ‘first we have to improve the efficiency of our buildings, transport modes and industries, to move to a circular economy, and to massively scale up renewable energy. In that regard, the European State Forest Association (EUSTAF...

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