EPF Managing Board Member Rui Correia meets Green Deal chief Maroš Šefčovič

European Panel FederationNewsEPF Managing Board Member Rui Correia meets Green Deal chief Maroš Šefčovič
14 March 2024 Posted by admin News

In conjunction with the Bioeconomy Changemakers Festival, the 6th clean transition dialogue, chaired by European Commissions’ Executive Vice-President Maroš Šefčovič, brought together stakeholders from forest industry associations, academia, NGOs, financial institutions and Commission representatives. The aim of this Dialogue held on 14 March was to address pressing challenges and explore opportunities to unlock the potential of the forest-based bioeconomy. The Commission will provide an update on all the dialogues in a communication scheduled for April.

EPF is proud that Rui Correia (CEO, SONAE ARAUCO), member of our Managing Board, was invited to this meeting, bringing essential messages directly to top echelons of Brussels politics.

On that occasion, we also thank the participants actively engaged in the wood and pulp & paper industries: Ilkka Hämälä (CEO Metsä Group), Hans Sohlström (CEO Stora Enso), Marco Eikelenboom (CEO Sappi Europe) and Juergen Bergner (CEO HS Timber Group).

More information from SONAE ARAUCO is available in this web article

EPF Key messages

  • Cascade Use of Biomass – implementing the RED III legislation as the most resource efficient use of our raw material.
  • Market Mechanisms – Eliminate market distorting subsidies and ensure that woody biomass is used according to its highest economic and environmental added value.
  • Green Industrial Deal – Rebalance the Green Deal so that industry is a European driver and not leakage with production moving overseas.


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