On July 16, 2021, the European Commission published the EU Forest Strategy for 2030.
Attaché Report (GAIN)

Japan: Draft 2021 Forest and Forestry Basic Plan

On April 26, 2021, Japan’s Forestry Agency released the new draft Forest and Forestry Basic Plan, which aims to increase domestic wood consumption to 40 percent by 2030.
Attaché Report (GAIN)

Germany: Climate Change Damages German Forests

Storms, drought, fires, and bark beetle have caused immense damage to German forests in recent years. Waldsterben (Forest dieback) is slowly gaining public attention.