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Az uniós erdőgazdálkodási stratégia végrehajtása

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Opinion Number: CDR 973/2019
Rapporteur: 
Commission: NAT
Status: Adopted
Date: 10/04/2019
 
 Call for A new updated EU Forest Strategy for the period after 2020 with a stronger guiding role.
 Adequate financing through the CAP, especially rural development funding to strengthen forestry in the regions and boost sustainable use. Funding options to be publicised so as to be used fully and appropriately.
 Local and regional authorities to be closely involved in the design and implementation of forest sector measures led and funded by the EU to strengthen the sustainable use of forests for the benefit of the rural population and economy.
 Fostering of national and regional cooperation in the EU to facilitate the exchange of skills and bolster competiveness of the regions is crucial.
THE EUROPEAN COMMITTEE OF THE REGIONS



 calls for a new updated EU Forest Strategy for the period after 2020 with a stronger guiding role.

 Local and regional authorities must be closely involved in the design and implementation of forest sector measures led and funded by the EU. Forest owners and those responsible for forest management and administration, including municipalities and regional governments, have a key part to play in strengthening the sustainable use of forests and their unequivocal commitment to the rural population and economy.

 The forest sector needs adequate financing through the CAP, especially rural development funding, as these funds have been used by many regional and local actors to strengthen forestry in their regions and boost sustainable use. Funding options for the forestry sector should also be publicised at every level of government so that they can be used fully and appropriately.

 Forests have a key role to play in the development of Europe’s bioeconomy and biodiversity and that of its regions and in the transition to a low-carbon, green economy. Local and regional governments could contribute to, among other things, regional sustainable development plans, bioeconomy strategies, education, ecologically sustainable construction, carbon sequestration in long-life wood products, renewable energy deployment and the promotion of SME entrepreneurship in the forest sector.



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EESC Public Hearing on EU Forest Strategy: fit for purpose?

On 20 May, the NAT Section will hold a debate on the EU Forest Strategy and the way forward with representatives from the EU institutions and civil society stakeholders, with a view of providing input to the preparation of the EESC opinion on this topic. Mr Ossi Martikainen, Committee of the Regions, Chair of the NAT commission and rapporteur of the Committee of the Regions' opinion on the Mid-term review of the EU Forest Strategy and Implementation of the EU Forest Strategy presented his opinions.

 
20 May
 

NAT Seminar on the Implementation of the EU forest strategy for a sustainable way of living in our cities and regions

Following an invitation of Mr László Majthényi (President of General Assembly of Vas County, EPP/HU), the NAT commission will organise a seminar on the Implementation of the EU forest strategy in Szombathelyi, Hungary on 13-14 May 2019

 
13 May
 

International Conference on Forestry

 
25 Apr