WPAC Position Paper: Implementation of the European Union Deforestation Regulation

The Wood Pellet Association recognizes the importance of sustainably sourced biomass and welcomes the European Union’s effort to tackle deforestation and forest degradation. We support the goals of the recently adopted Regulation (EU) 2023/1115 of the European Union Parliament and the Council, known informally as the EU Deforestation Regulation or EUDR. Bioenergy can only make a meaningful contribution to tackling climate change if the biomass is sustainably sourced. Preventing deforestation and forest degradation are essential elements of sustainability.