Climate and emissions trading

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.

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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.

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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. 

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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. 

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