Northern Perspectives on the European Deforestation Regulation Trip Report

The Wood Pellet Association of Canada was invited to speak at a seminar hosted by the Northern Sparsely Populated Areas (NSPA) in Brussels, Belgium, on October 25, 2023.

Canada and the northern regions of Finland, Norway and Sweden (Northern Nordic Region) have many common circumstances, such as harsh climate and sparse population across long distances. Canada and the Northern Nordic Regions are home to abundant forests that are sustainably managed and provide critical biomass sources needed in the global effort to address climate change. Both also share common concerns about the impending European Union Deforestation Regulation (EUDR).

The Northern Sparsely Populated Areas, North Sweden European Office, East and North Finland EU Office and North Norway European invited EU decision-makers and bioeconomy stakeholders and experts to hear from panel experts and to discuss questions on what different implications the legislation could bring.