Environment, Carbon and Forests
A new study which aims to assess the cost impacts of EU legislation on forest-based industries has begun with a productive stakeholder meeting in Brussels.
The European Commission’s Directorate-General for GROWTH (formerly DG Enterprise) has launched a new tool for decision-making, called a cumulative cost assessment (CCA). The EC has already commissioned two CCAs for the steel and aluminum sectors, and is currently carrying out one for the chemicals sector. Next in line, it is the turn of the EU forest-based sector.
EFI is one of three partners in the consortium which will carry out the study, together with BOKU (Vienna University of Life Sciences, an EFI member organisation) and Technopolis group (leader).
The first stakeholder meeting was held in Brussels on 27 February, and generated a lot of interest. Representatives from 11 EU forest industry federations discussed the study, and the relevant policies which have an impact on the sector. A presentation of the research plan by the consortium was followed by open discussion with the stakeholders.
As a follow-up, regular stakeholder meetings will take place throughout 2015. The next meeting will confirm the methodology used in the study, yielding a basis for carrying out the empirical part of the work. Together with BOKU, EFI will be involved in defining the boundaries of the forest-based industries, developing the sample of companies, and pre-assessing the costs of legislation on the EU forest-based industries.
Elias Hurmekoski (firstname.lastname @ efi.int)
Photo: Elias Hurmekoski
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