Stemverklaring over een nieuwe EU-bosstrategie
A new EU Forest Strategy: for forests and the forest-based sector
This report deals with the new EU strategy for forests and the forest-based sector. However, in this report there are several environmental concerns that are not included in the text, like the biodiversity problems and the multifunctional nature of the forest. Furthermore, the report advocates using forestry and forestry resources for biomass production by the energy industries, which then should be an important part for a future EU energy mix. For these reasons, the Party for the Animals cannot vote in favour here, therefore I have abstained on the final vote.