The forest industry manufactures climate-friendly products from renewable timber. The establishment of a global and unbiased climate agreement is important for the forest industry, which operates in a competitive international environment. The competitive disadvantages brought about by the EU emissions trading scheme must be eliminated.
EU 2030 policy in progress - what about the impacts?
EU 2030 Energy and Climate package included an analysis of energy costs and was published together with the European Industrial Renaissance Communication. This was a signal showing the European Commission is starting to take industrial competitiveness seriously.
EU 2030 energy package viewpoints
The EU's energy and climate policies should improve industrial operating conditions, especially relative to manufacturing outside the Union. No decision should be permitted to erode competitiveness.
The forest industry invests in climate solutions
Finland must prioritise several low-emission forms of energy that secure the operation of mills 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. For a long time, the forest industry has already reduced its carbon dioxide emissions, and this remains an objective in future.
Emissions allowance allocation policy changed
In the third emissions trading period, which started at the beginning of 2013, emissions allowances are mainly allocated via auction. District heating and industry get a share of emissions allowances for free. If an industrial sector is defined as a carbon leakage industry, it gets a free allocation that is not based on its emissions but on a benchmark.