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New forest strategy misses the opportunity to maximise climate mitigation effect of the forest-based sector

The new Forest Strategy is an important piece of the European Commission architecture to deliver on the European Green Deal. There is a consensus on the need for the new forest strategy to foster a European circular bioeconomy and the sustainability of Europe’s forests to achieve the 2050 climate neutrality target. However, Cepi does not see the coherence between different policies addressing and impacting forests in the proposed strategy.

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Cepi Update

"Fit for 55" package is an incomplete toolbox for the industrial energy transition, cautions the paper industry

The European pulp and paper industry fully supports the EU objective to reach climate neutrality by 2050. But the presented today “Fit for 55” legislative package is an incomplete toolbox. Cepi calls on co-legislators to give strong political support to measures that enable our sector to contribute – with decarbonised production, product substitution and sustainable forest management – to reaching the 2030 goals.

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Cepi Update

European paper industry delivers on emission reduction and recycling commitments

With the slowing down of the European economy and the sanitary restrictions, European paper and board consumption decreased by 5.3% in 2020 compared to 2019, totalling 71 million tonnes. Cepi members produced 85.2 million tonnes of paper and board, a decrease of 4.8% compared to 2019. This downward trend was observed in many other parts of the world, namely the US, Japan, Brazil and Canada.

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4evergreen welcomes new chair

4evergreen, the cross-industry alliance perfecting the circularity of fibre-based packaging from across the industry’s value chain, announced Hans Wortman as new Chair.

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Maija Pohjakallio appointed Metsä Group’s VP, Climate and Circular Economy

D.Sc. (Tech.), Maija Pohjakallio is appointed Metsä Group’s VP, Climate and Circular Economy as of 1 August 2021. She reports to Jari Voutilainen, SVP Corporate Affairs. In her new role, Pohjakallio supports Metsä Group’s cooperation with key societal stakeholders and acts as the Group’s representative in climate change and circular economy related working groups and forums.

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Functional coating for fibre based packaging

On 7-8 September 2021, the international industry meeting for surface coating of paper, board and packaging material will take place - the 30th PTS Coating Symposium 2021! The line-up of this year's edition will focus on the topic “Functional coatings for fibre based packaging”.

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Metsä Group intensifies its research and development activity

Metsä Group is expanding the operations of its innovation company Metsä Spring that was established in June 2018. So far, Metsä Spring has been mainly involved in development activities outside the current business areas of Metsä Group. From now on, it will also support research and development related to Metsä Group’s current business areas.

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Cepi Update

Cepi launches the third edition of REINVEST2050

On Tuesday, Cepi presented the third edition of its project REINVEST2050, an overview of how the pulp and paper industry is living up to its commitment to actively reduce carbon emissions and support the climate neutrality objective. REINVEST2050 is a biannual project of the industry to report on our emission reduction commitment by showcasing real-life examples of investments in carbon-saving technologies across Europe.

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