Preparing forests for climate change
BirdLife International responded to the the European Commission public consultation on the Green Paper on Forest Protection and Information in the EU: Preparing forests for climate change. The Commission is collecting opinions on a series of questions relevant to its intention to develop a more coherent policy on forest protection in the EU, especially in response to the challenges of climate change.
Through its response, BirdLife advocates for a stronger role of the EU in coordinating the way forests are managed, used and protected across the 27 member states. We believe society will benefit from stronger protection of forests as their biodiversity and ecosystem services provide much greater value today.
Therefore, in our response we call for:
- A European legal instrument for forest conservation
- Urgent actions to eliminate the contradictory policy objectives that pose a potentially grave threat to Europe's forests . For example, we pinpoint contradictions between EU biodiversity conservation and climate objectives and the EU bioenergy policy.
Download the BirdLife Response to consultation on Green Paper on Forest Protection and Information in the EU: Preparing forests for climate change (PDF, 134 KB) here.
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