Mid-term review of the EU Forest Strategy

This article was published under the 2015-2020 European Committee of the Regions mandate.



Last updated 21 November 2018

Adoption at CoR Plenary

December 2017
appointment of the rapporteur


Martikainen will look at the implementation of the EU Forest Strategy and add to its review; his report will provide the opportunity to mainstream adaptation to climate change into existing policies and financing tools and call on the Commission to offer appropriate empowerment options to regions and cities. Forests cover 40% of total EU area and consist of a key resource for improving quality of life and job creation, particularly in rural areas.



9 October

Exchange of views with the ALDE Group’s Ulrike Müller MEP , discussing Forest Strategy in the EU.

22 May Finnish media Savon Sanomat covers Martikainen’s report







18 May Finnish blog Ekofokus zooms in on Martikainen’s report.

22 January  First discussion in the NAT Commission on the opinion. Martikainen focuses on the proper management of the renewable national resource that are forests and the need to talk more about the role of forests from the perspective of local levels as ownership is an important question, as the competence lies within the member states.


December  Appointment of rapporteur

Ossi Martikainen


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