Factsheet: Forest strategy (COM(2013)659)

Forest strategy (COM(2013)659)

Key Information

Country/Region:

Full name of Instrument & Measure (English): 
EU Forest Strategy - COM(2013)659: Communication of 20 September 2013: A new EU Forest Strategy: for forests and the forest-based sector
Description: 
A strategy for forests and the forest sector is necessary since there is no common EU forest policy or guiding framework for forest-related issues. Since a growing number of EU policies are making increasing demands on forests, there is a need to coordinate sectorial policies. There is also a need for an agreed holistic strategic vision on forest issues, and for ensuring that linked EU policies are fully taken into account in national forest policies. The New Forest Strategy identifies the key principles needed to strengthen sustainable forest management and improve competitiveness and job creation, in particular in rural areas, while ensuring forest protection and delivery of ecosystem services. The Strategy also specifies how the EU wishes to implement forest-related policies.
Goal/Aim: 
- Stimulate sustainable forest management. - Regulate forest protection and forest management.

Sector/Topic targeted:

Responsible Authority: 
DG Agriculture and Rural Development

Status:

Year Instrument & Measure Started: 
2013