20 September 2013
Protecting woodland and making the wood-processing and paper industries more efficient are the main aims of a strategy on forests published today by the European Commission. But campaign groups have criticised the plan for not setting hard targets.
The strategy, spearheaded by Dacian Ciolos, the European commissioner for agriculture and rural development, takes forest management “out of the forest”, addressing the way that forests generate goods and services. “Forests are key ecosystems, as well as a source of wealth and jobs in rural areas, if they are managed in a proper way,” said Ciolos.
Read more from the European Voice here.