Forests and Climate Change Forum Association calls for recognition of the role of forests and forestry

The association highlights the Spanish Integrated National Energy and Climate Plan as an opportunity for Spain to set in motion a positive spiral of valuing our forests and consolidating our forest heritage.

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On September 4, the public consultation process of the Spanish Ministry for Ecological Transition and Demographic Challenge for the update of the National Integrated Energy and Climate Plan (NECP) for 2023-2030 ended.

In response to this process, which aims to enrich and improve the national plan, the Forests and Climate Change Forum association has prepared the attached document reflecting the contributions and proposals of the 15 members making up the Forum. The aim of this document is to raise awareness about the importance of forests and the forestry sector in the fight against climate change. Additionally, it seeks to rebalance the territory, promote rural development, enhance the quality of life for all citizens, and benefit future generations.

The Forum claims that the national contribution of forests and the forestry sector can be significantly higher than currently projected in the updated National Integrated Energy and Climate Strategy and the Long-Term National Decarbonisation Strategy 2050 (ELP), approved in November 2020. These contributions aim to ensure sustainable management of forest resources and their essential role in climate change mitigation and adaptation.

For more information, please download the full press release below:

About the Forests and Climate Change Forum

The “Forests and Climate Change Forum” (Foro de Bosques y Cambio Climático) is a non-profit association based in Madrid, Spain, composed of key stakeholders in the Spanish forestry sector and related entities. They unanimously support the role of forests in the fight against climate change.

SOURCEForo de Bosques y Cambio Climático
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