The European State Forest Association

EUSTAFOR represents state forest companies, enterprises and agencies that have sustainable forest management and sustainable wood production as major concerns.

Climate Change and Forest Fires in Europe

The Conference will be organized on 20 March 2019 at the European Parliament in Brussels - Room: JAN 2Q2. The event is co-hosted by MEP Nuno Melo (EPP/PT) and MEP Andrzej Grzyb (EPP/PL). The event will address the link between climate change and forest fires, which are likely to become more frequent in the coming decades, and how sustainable forest management can contribute to tackle this issue. There seems to be a clear trend towards longer fire seasons compared to previous years, with fires...

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EUSTAFOR’s General Assembly Appoints New President and Executive Committee and Decides Its Strategy 2019-2021

Reinhardt Neft, Managing Director of Bayerische Staatsforsten AöR, has been elected as the new President of EUSTAFOR. In addition to electing the members of the Executive Committee, EUSTAFOR’s General Assembly, held on 12 March 2019 in Brussels, also decided on the association’s Strategy for the coming 3 years. The new Strategy identifies relevant ways in which EUSTAFOR can effectively contribute to, and cope with, challenging developments in areas such as climate change, the bio- and circu...

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JOINT PRESS RELEASE: European Parliament Committees’ report taxonomy for Sustainable Investment – some improvements made to the draft report but still not satisfactory

The report voted yesterday by COM ENVI and COM ECON added a new layer of complexity that could  result in additional administrative burdens for agriculture and forest based sectors. By including sustainability indicators without clearly referring to the existing ones, the report could also create confusion and uncertainty for future investments. The report, which was voted yesterday, features aspects that farmers, forest managers, owners and cooperatives find alarming. The amendments could j...

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Joint Statement on The role of forest management in the upcoming taxonomy regulation for sustainable investments

In the context of the European Commission’s ongoing work on developing a classification system for sustainable investments, EUSTAFOR and 6 other organizations have expressed their views on the topic of forest management in the proposed taxonomy regulation to the members of the Commission’s Technical Expert Group on Sustainable Finance (TEG). Sent on 19 February 2019, the joint statement notably addresses the first round of climate mitigation activities drawn up by the TEG. The signing org...

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