Jytte Guteland (as of March 2018)

Sweden
S&D, ENVI Committee

Priorities:

  • Promote climate action within EU policies and commit to reducing EU’s vulnerability to climate change impacts
  • Encourage, support and incentivize renewable energy supply
  • Emphasize on the competiveness of the forest and forest-based sector, and its key role towards EU bioeconomy and rural development
  • Ensure the sustainable use of pesticides in forests
  • Support forest management plans, and related biodiversity considerations, to ensure Sustainable Forest Management (SFM)
  • Safeguard the maintenance and sustainability of healthy European forests, either public or private

“What is the main goal you would like to achieve as Vice-Chair of the EP Intergroup on Climate Change, Biodiversity and Sustainable Development?”

As Co-Chair of the “Sustainable Forest Management” Working Group, I look forward to contributing to informed discussions on the latest scientific findings and best ways forward for how Europe can harness the potential of forests – our green gold – to meet our future climate and energy challenges.

“If you had to choose one specific issue that you think needs to be primarily tackled during this parliamentary term, what would it be? And why?”

I see a huge potential in how sustainable forestry can contribute to the European bioeconomy and help Europe in the transition to a more sustainable and decarbonised society. Our forests are an invaluable resource in Europe’s two-pronged challenge of combatting climate change and substituting fossil alternatives with clean and renewable materials and fuels.

Herbert Dorfmann (as of March 2018)

Italy
EPP, AGRI Committee

Priorities:

  • Contribute to the development, implementation and promotion of multifunctional and Sustainable Forest Management (SFM)
  • Safeguard economically viable and ecologically sustainable forests in Europe
  • Balance the interests of private and public forest owners in Europe to strengthen their position in relevant policy processes
  • Highlight the benefits of the forest economy and strengthen economic opportunities across EU
  • Raise awareness on the importance of forests and the forest-based sector in rural areas regarding their economic welfare and creation of jobs
  • Follow-up on the EU Forest Strategy

“What is the main goal you would like to achieve as Co-Chair of the “Sustainable Forest Management” Working Group?”

As Co-Chair of the “Sustainable Forest Management” Working Group, I would like to contribute to a successful and sustainable forestry sector in Europe. In my opinion, the forestry sector is only sustainable if it is able to fulfil various missions such as the provision of wood, the contribution to a better civil protection, water balance and air quality and its use as a recreational environment.