© Ingrid Lamour
    Joint statement COP24: forests and the forest sector should play an active role in climate change mitigation and adaptation
    © Ingrid Lamour
    European forest owner associations‘ joint statement prior to the publication of the mid-term review of the EU Forest Strategy

    The forest-based sector welcomed the adoption of the new EU Forest Strategy in 2013. As the…

    FECOF Congress 2017 in Rhineland-Palatinate

    Around 130 forestry actors from all over Europe met on September 28, 2017 in the congress hall of…

    Welcome to FECOF

    The sustainable management of forest resource is based on the consideration of the multifonctionality of forests. The implementation of these principles requires the involvment of qualified forest staff over large forest areas, and primarily, a permanent exchange of experiences aiming at harmonizing the often conflicting interests of forest areas.

    Forest municipalities meet these requirements thoroughly. They are the places of democratically-based debates aiming at defining silvicultural options that are respectful of the forest heritage. They also provide a real stewardship of the concerned areas, integrating the environmental, economic, social and cultural dimensions. All of these dimensions are acknowledged as necessary to a forest realy close to people.

    Times, climate, change rapidly, and so do forests: the municipal ownership pattern is well adapted to go along with these changes valuating an employment and economic growth generating resource, without damaging in invaluable environment.

    Pierre GrandadamPierre Grandadam, President FECOF

    Mayor of Plaine – Great East Region – France
    First vice-president of the National Federation of forest municipalities
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