As I see it, the strategy should first and foremost focus on the mitigation impact our forests can have in relation to the growing problem of climate change. Secondly, the strategy should focus on the job protection and job creation potential of our forests and the wood they produce.
Much has been made of the potential for carbon capture and storage (CCS) in Europe's evolving energy mix. However, its progress has stalled in recent years with concerns around cost, complexity and potential health and safety risks.
Five years ago the EU looked set to become the world leader in carbon capture and storage (CCS), a process which prevents carbon dioxide being pumped into the atmosphere by storing it deep underground... Yet now, there is little to show for the initial enthusiasm.