FSC joins the EU “Forest and Forestry Stakeholder Platform”

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March 12, 2024
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FSC was selected as a member of the new 'Forest and Forestry Stakeholder Platform’ established by the European Commission. Dr. Marion Karmann, Senior Research Relations Manager, and Matteo Mascolo, Lead EU Affairs & Engagement, will represent FSC in that forum.

The Platform gathers knowledge and expertise on forests and forestry-related matters. Members of the Platform will discuss the EU Forest Strategy for 2030’s implementation, policies to better monitor and protect European forests, and closer-to-nature forestry practices.

Matteo Mascolo commented:

We are delighted to be an official member of the Platform. As a multi-stakeholder organization with 30 years of experience on the ground balancing economic, social, and environmental interests in forests, FSC shares the European Union’s goal of making forests resilient. We have knowledge, passion, data, and expertise that we are committed to share with the EU Commission.

The Platform's main responsibility is to assist the Commission in implementing existing legislation, programs, and policies, as well as fostering coordination with European Member States and facilitating exchange of views.

Dr. Marion Karmann added:

We at FSC work with companies, NGOs, and indigenous communities daily, and are comfortable with diverging opinions. We actively build consensus to implement forest solutions working on the ground.

FSC is already supporting the EU Commission on several EU forestry policies, such as the European Union Deforestation-free Products Regulation (EUDR).

The first meeting of the Forest and Forestry Stakeholder Platform took place on 11 September 2023. For further info on the Forest and Forestry Stakeholder Platform, please visit the European Commission’s website.

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