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News | 21 Mar 2023

EU forests: Commission adopts new guidelines to support tree planting actions and to protect old-growth forests

Forests are the lungs of the earth. They play a vital role in maintaining the health and well-being of both humans and the planet.

Today, the Commission published two sets of guidelines to support the implementation of the New Forest Strategy, within the broader framework of the EU Biodiversity Strategy for 2030, while supporting the general EU agenda on biodiversity by contributing to our commitments under the Kunming Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework (UN Convention on Biological Diversity). These guidelines will help achieve the aim of strengthening the protection, restoration and resilience of EU forests to help them adapt to a changing climate and improve their quantity and quality.

Find out more here.