Factsheet: Forest Subsidies

Forest Subsidies

Key Information

Country/Region:

Full name of Instrument & Measure (English): 
Decree No. 2007-951 on state subsidies granted for forest investment.
Full name of Instrument & Measure (native language): 
Décret n° 2007-951 relatif aux subventions de l'Etat accordées en matière d'investissement forestier.
Description: 
The provisions of this Decree state that the State may grant the general budget to enable the achievement of the following: 1) afforestation, reforestation, regeneration and stand; 2) Work forest improvement; 3) The work of forest service; 4) The work of forest protection including restoration of mountain land, investment in prevention and defense against forest fires and coastal dune fixation operations; 5) cleaning, restoration and pest control in forest stands affected by exceptional natural phenomena; 6) The work of protection and restoration of biodiversity. Grants are awarded on the basis of an estimate and description, in accordance with the general rules on state subsidies for investment projects. However, the subsidy amounts for the transactions referred to in item 5 may be established on the basis of regional scales adopted by regional prefects, under the conditions laid down in Annex 1 to this Order.
Goal/Aim: 
Support sustainable forest investments.

Sector/Topic targeted:

Responsible Authority: 
Ministère de l'agriculture, de l'agroalimentarie et de la forêt - Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Forestry

Status:

Year Instrument & Measure Started: 
2007