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.

Who owns European Forests?

The Seminar on the Forest Ownership in the UNECE Region: trends – opportunities – challenges 14 December 2018, European Forestry House, Rue du Luxembourg 66, Brussels While forest ownership may appear to be a relatively straightforward concept, it is quite complex, entailing different rights, responsibilities, organizational procedures and understandings that vary considerably depending on country and context. These differences, in turn, profoundly affect the way forests are managed and th...

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COP-24 in Katowice to set an Implementation Agenda for the Paris Agreement

December 3 marks the start of  the most important global forum on climate policy, COP-24 of UN Climate Convention (UNFCCC) in Katowice, Poland. The 14th session of the Meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol will be held simultaneously (CMP 14). COP-24 will involve approximately 30,000 delegates from nearly 200 countries, including heads of government and ministers responsible for environment and climate. The main aim of the summit is to reach an international agreement on setting up...

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Northern Ireland Forest Service (DAERA) welcomes European state forestry organisations

State Forestry leaders from across Europe recently had the opportunity to share experiences about European forestry and view forests in the Glens of Antrim during a three day visit to Northern Ireland (NI), hosted by the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA). The visit was held back-to-back with the strategic discussions on the new EUSTAFOR strategy for the coming years. [caption id="attachment_8996" align="aligncenter" width="583"] Staff from DAERA’s Forest Servi...

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A pilot project which aims to achieve an increased absorption of C02 in forest ecosystems is currently being implemented by the Polish State Forests – Lasy Państwowe – and is resulting in additional activities for forest management Not only reducing emissions but also increasing absorption of CO2 is a way to decrease the amount of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. International agreements under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and most recently the Paris Agreem...

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