At the end of January 2021, the European Commission launched a public consultation to gather input from relevant stakeholders for the post-2021 EU Forest Strategy. The consultation is open until 19 April 2021.
The EU Forest Strategy will build on the EU’s 2030 biodiversity strategy, cover the whole forest cycle and promote the many services that forests provide. The aim is to ensure healthy and resilient forests that contribute significantly to biodiversity and climate goals, reducing and controlling natural disasters, securing livelihoods and supporting a circular bioeconomy and rural communities.
Furthermore, the strategy will help the EU to meet its international commitments and will form the basis of a clearly established, consistent and holistic approach on forests, allowing stronger EU leadership internationally.
The purpose of this consultation is to gather views from citizens and stakeholders, which the Commission will then feed into the preparation of the future forest strategy.