MIL OSI Translation. Region: Germany / Deutschland –
Source: CDU CSU
Sustainable management is essential for climate protection and biodiversity
The guidelines for applying for forest premiums have now been signed by Federal Agriculture Minister Julia Klöckner. From the end of this week, after publication in the Federal Gazette, forest owners can apply for the forest bonuses from the Corona economic stimulus program. The agricultural policy spokesman for the CDU / CSU parliamentary group, Albert Stegemann, and forest policy spokesman Alois Gerig explain:
Albert Stegemann: “The CDU / CSU parliamentary group together with Federal Agriculture Minister Julia Klöckner prevailed and cleared the way for urgently needed forest aid. After the Federal Environment Ministry (BMU) had blocked the payment for too long, the forest premiums can be requested online at www.bundeswaldpraemie.de or in writing from the Renewable Resources Agency (FNR) from the end of this week. For every sustainably managed and certified hectare, private and municipal forest owners receive 100 and 120 euros respectively.
It is important to the CDU / CSU parliamentary group that the aid can flow away quickly and unbureaucratically and that it is linked to forestry use. After all, sustainable forest management protects the climate, safeguards biodiversity and provides the climate-friendly raw material wood. The BMU, on the other hand, had demanded that set-aside forest areas should also be subsidized, but could not prevail with this demand after longer negotiations.
Alois Gerig: “I am glad that the urgently needed money has now been released and will benefit the important forest conversion and reforestation measures. That’s what we fought for in Berlin. Because a healthy and climate-stable forest is important for us, but even more important for our children and grandchildren. The fact that so much money can flow in such a short time was a legally complex undertaking. The ministry has done a great job here. This is a success for us and especially for the forest.
We would now like to encourage all those entitled to apply to apply for the aid and put it in their forest. Ownership is an obligation and, in particular, having one’s own forest brings responsibility with it. The forest premium now supports around 700,000 eligible applicants in meeting this responsibility. In doing so, they give the future strong roots! “
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