Northern Perspectives on the European Deforestation Regulation

By Gordon Murray
The Wood Pellet Association of Canada
December 19, 2023
Category: Carbon, Climate & Bioenergy
Region: Canada, International

The Wood Pellet Association of Canada (WPAC) was invited to speak at a seminar hosted by the Northern Sparsely Populated Areas (NSPA) in Brussels, Belgium, on October 25, 2023, focusing on the European Deforestation Regulation. …I was honoured to be invited as an expert speaker where I joined EU decision-makers and bioeconomy stakeholders and authorities to share perspectives and discuss the broad implications of the legislation and possible outcomes. Canada was the only non-Nordic nation invited to sit on the expert panel. Countries classified as low risk are subject to simplified EUDR due diligence requirements, and Canada is well positioned to achieve this classification. …WPAC is encouraging EU authorities to recognize Canada’s science-based approach to forest classification where decisions are made at multiple levels of government. WPAC is committed to complying with geolocation requirements …the Canadian pellet industry has a little over a year to develop the necessary computing tools

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