Battle for carbon sink bearing fruit – investments worth billions at stake in Finland

Summary:
The twist on LULUCF details is about to take a turn that is positive for Finland, believes Sylvain Lhôte, Director General of the Confederation of European Paper Industries (CEPI) which is also striving to make changes to the proposal that would turn forest use into emissions. The Finnish government’s stance is that it is impossible to at the same time reduce emissions, increase the use of renewable energy and limit forest use, and also the extensive investments in bioeconomy in Finland require an increase in forest use. Recently there have been positive tones in the European Parliament. Lhôte says Finland should try to convice other member states that they too can utilise forests in a sustainable way.

Media:  Kauppalehti
Date: 21.6.2017
Journalist: Janne Soisalon-Soininen
Main source: Sylvain Lhôte, Director General of the Confederation of European Paper Industries

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