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  • 16th October 2019 - 10:17 GMT

ALDE: Liberals join the European Week of Regions and Cities

At the 2019 edition of the European Week of Regions and Cities (EWRC), Renew Europe in the European Parliament (Renew Europe CoR) made the case for innovation and good governance on several fronts.

“A lot has been said about the Amazonian forest, but very little about European forests. And there is much to be said about how forests are managed, and doing it in a transparent way, be it a private or public forest. Will it be completely deforested or will it be managed in a more reasonable way? In my town of Autun, we are purchasing forests in order to ensure sustainable management but there needs to be much greater support from the EU for the sustainability of European forests.”

This was the plea made by Vincent Chauvet, Mayor of Autun (France), member of Renew Europe CoR’s Liberal Mayors Network, who echoed other member, Ossi Martikainen, author of the report on the EU’s Forest strategy.

Chauvet debated on the group’s behalf on the topic of a more sustainable Europe:

“When fighting Climate Change, we shouldn’t forget the role and importance of European forests – local authorities have a role to play in their sustainability.”

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