31 August 2017
Vision 2030: The forest-based sector in a bio-based society
The European forest-based sector set out a bold vision for its future development up to 2030. It can be summarized in three statements:
1. The forest-based sector is a key actor in and enabler of the bio-based society;
2. Consumer needs and the smart and sustainable use of forest resources are the cornerstones of development in the sector;
3. The sector is bustling with new entrepreneurial activities that create employment and enrich the rural economy.
The vision reflects the priorities of Europe 2020, the EU ten-year strategy for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth. It identifies Strategic Themes for the transformation of the sector by 2030, with emphasis in its role addressing the global change challenges and driving towards the development of a bio-based society: The forest-based section in a bio-based society
- Responsible management of forest resources
- Creating industrial leadership
- Fulfilling consumer needs.
Grouped under these themes there are ten Vision Targets.
They are very ambitious and measurable objectives, which can only be achieved by a collaborative European effort to create a strong and profitable industrial sector. Together with FTP Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (FTP SRA), the vision provides a roadmap for the sector’s transformation through collaborative research, development and innovation. After the vote of the European Parliament's Committee on Environment on Land Use, Land-Use Change and Forestry (LULUCF), expected on the Confederation of European Forest Owners (CEPF), European State Forest Association (EUSTAFOR) and Forest-based Sector Technology Platform (FTP) will be glad to share their first reactions on its outcome by inviting you to ‘The LULUCF dossier: A crucial day for forests and climate’, that will take place at the European Forestry House, on Wednesday, 12 July 2017, at 8.30. Emma Berglund, Secretary General of CEPF, Piotr Borkowski, Executive Director of EUSTAFOR and Johan Elvnert, Managing Director of FTP, presented the forest-based sector perspectives and views on this very important policy topic, outlining the positive and negative implications of this vote for the European forest sector.
For more information contact Mrs Thais Mattos:
The European Forestry House
66, Rue du Luxembourg
B-1000 Brussels / Belgium
Ph. +32 (0)2 239 23 08