Europe’s fibre-based industry wants to be at the heart of the bio-based economy – and remain there also in 2050. The wood-fibre-derived products of the forest industry provide a solution to many global environmental and climate challenges, in addition to which they contribute to the realisation of the envisioned low-carbon economy of 2050.
The Confederation of European Paper Industries (CEPI) drafted the Roadmap 2050 to a low-carbon bio-economy in response to a corresponding EU Commission roadmap that focuses on a low-carbon economy. In the background is the EU’s target to reduce carbon emissions by 80 percent below 1990 levels by 2050.
The forest fibre industry’s existing expertise in forestry, recycling and knowledge of the characteristics of wood provide it with a competitive advantage, which enables it to act as a frontrunner of the low-carbon, bioeconomy-based society of 2050.
European Paper Week takes place in Brussels this week. It is Europe’s biggest event for the pulp and paper industry.