European forests

Conserving biodiversity through sustainable forestry management

260.000 jobs in Europe

Bringing social and economic added value to rural areas

Use more wood

Reduce CO2 emissions and tackle climate change

Building with wood

A natural, strong, durable and recyclable material

Environment Council: 4th March 2016


Environment Council: 4th March 2016

On Friday 4 March 2016, the Environment Council will discuss the EU action plan for the circular economy and the package which includes the four legislative proposals on waste.

There will also be a policy debate on the follow-up to the Paris agreement on climate change based on a communication drafted by the Commission and on a document prepared by the presidency.

Ministers will also address the contribution of environment and climate policies to growth and jobs, in an exchange of views on the European Semester process.