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The new European Forest Strategy is not addressing the sawmill industry supply challenges

16.07.2021

The new European Forest Strategy is not addressing the sawmill industry supply  challenges

A crucial factor in the sawmill sector is the future availability of wood. Comprehensive analyses and investigations of the entire wood value chain with its multilevel interdependences in wood use and wood supply changes, are missing in the Forest Strategy. For this reason, it was of the utmost importance that the Forest Strategy put forward climate policy objectives that  do not neglect the need for a sustainable mobilization of wood resources, encouragement for  afforestation & reforestation measures - taking into consideration both environmental and economic needs - and finally assessment of the impact of decisions affecting the use of forest resources.
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