Responsibly managing Europe’s most precious resource
Forestry professionals across Europe have embraced the multifunctionality of forests and manage their forests to deliver multiple benefits. This multifunctionality approach, driven by sustainability should guide all forest policies, supporting the development of a new European bioeconomy, delivering ecosystem services and pivoting the European market towards a new and correct post-fossil economy. We therefore call for forest-related policies to recognise and safeguard the multiple functions of forests and balance the different priorities within the sector.
The challenge of prioritising, balancing and delivering different needs from the forests of Europe is high. The faster we work together to create a united and sustainable vision, supported by policy, the better the results will be for everyone.
#ResponsibleForestry represents the European state forests’ understanding on how to manage forests for a future-fit Europe.