(01 February 2021) – As part of the European Green Deal, the European Commission has launched an online public consultation on the development of a new EU Forest Strategy.
The strategy, which the Commission will adopt later this year, will build on the EU Biodiversity Strategy to 2030, cover the whole forest cycle and promote the many services that forests provide.
The strategy will also be aimed at ensuring healthy and resilient forests that contribute significantly to biodiversity and climate goals, reduce and respond to natural disasters, secure livelihoods and support a circular bioeconomy and rural communities.
The consultation seeks to gather the views of citizens, institutions and organisations from the public and private sectors on how to overcome the challenges forests face, in particular in relation to climate change, biodiversity loss, their role in rural areas, socio economic welfare, and disaster risk management.
Citizens and organisations are invited to share their views on the potential objectives and actions of the new EU Forest Strategy until 19 April 2021.