The new EU-taxonomy is a complex question

Is the new taxonomy for sustainability in the EU realistic? Will it make the world more sustainable? In the SNS webinar on the subject we discussed advantages and drawbacks. We also had a few presentations, which are available below.


The EU-taxonomy is a classification system providing a framework for which economic activities can be considered environmentally sustainable. In the EU-taxonomy, forestry is considered as a sustainable activity, if several criteria are met. A concern was being raised that meeting the criteria will be administratively burdensome and time consuming, especially for smaller forest holdings. Will it be worth it?

With this webinar, SNS wanted to bring together relevant stakeholders across the Nordic forest sector and to facilitate a discussion on the possible implications of the EU-taxonomy on Nordic forestry. What advantages and drawbacks do the Nordic countries see in the EU-taxonomy connected to forests and forestry? Can joint measures be taken to support a science-based and fair implementation? What future steps should be taken?

See the webinar with all presentations! Click the green links in the agenda below for direct access to special parts of the webinar.


AGENDA (click the links below to get to the right part of the recorded webinar)

Welcome by Jonas Rönnberg, head of SNS Secretariat

Introduction to the EU-taxonomy from a forest perspective: Rolf Åttingsberg, stf affärsområdeschef at Handelsbanken Skog och lantbruk

Statements on the implications of the EU-taxonomy on forestry from a national point of view
Finland: Teemu Seppäs, Senior Ministerial Adviser at Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry
Norway: Harald Aalde, Senior Adviser at Ministry of Agriculture and Food
Denmark: Christian Lundmark Jensen, Special Adviser at Ministry for Food and Environment
Sweden: Gerben Janse, international coordinator at Swedish Forest Agency, Sweden


Closing remarks

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