A Green New Deal for Europe: There’s No Fighting Climate Change Without the Paper Industry!

Date(s) - 18/11/2019
12:30 - 14:00

Press Club Brussels Europe


Press Lunch Briefing Invitation

A Green New Deal for Europe:

There’s No Fighting Climate Change Without the Paper Industry!

When: Monday November 18, 13.00-14.00 – Registrations and Lunch as of 12.40.

Where: Press Club Brussels Europe, Rue Froissart 95, 1000 Bruxelles.

Register Here

You are kindly invited by CEPI, the European Confederation of Paper Industries, to a press briefing over lunch on Monday 18 November from 13.00 to 14.00.

You will be be joined by our Director General Jori Ringman to discuss our climate strategy and discover the crucial transformations taking place in our industry with the objective to be the most competitive and sustainable provider of solutions for a climate neutral Europe in 2050.

He will give you an exclusive introduction to the new cross-industry alliance 4EVERGREEN, which was recently set up to ensure product design for recyclability, boost development of optimized collection systems as well as enhance critical recycling infrastructures and technologies.

If you would like to know more, we will be delighted to answer your questions over lunch. Looking forward to welcoming you there!

Background Information

The European paper industry is at the forefront of climate mitigation efforts via our renewable forest resources, decarbonised production processes, and responsible products.

  • Did you know that our carbon emissions have fallen by 27% since 2005? Primarily by investing in energy efficiency improvements and increasing renewable energy production and use while developing our local economies
  • We are also championing recycling, with a 71,6% recycling rate in 2018, and have helped other local industries to stay efficient by providing them with surplus energy in perfect examples of industrial symbiosis.
  • Moreover we have been acting as the stewards of the European forests for decades: we help maintain them not only by conducting our trade sustainably but also by having helped set up clear certification mechanisms for their safeguard.
  • Finally did you know that clothes can be produced using wood pulp, the material used to create paper? Our industry is flourishing in new innovative ways, providing consumers with products made of forest raw materials that are long-term sustainable.


Claire Couet, CEPI Public Affairs & Communications Director, at c.couet@cepi.org

Lorenzo Marchese, PR and Communication Consultant, at lorenzo.marchese1987@gmail.com

About CEPI

CEPI is the European association representing the paper industry.

We offer a wide range of renewable and recyclable wood-based fibre solutions to EU citizens: from packaging to textile, hygiene and tissue products, printing and graphic papers as well as speciality papers, but also bio-chemicals for food and pharmaceuticals, bio-composites and bioenergy.  

We are a responsible industry: 92% of our raw materials are sourced in Europe and certified as sustainable, 91% of the water we use is returned in good condition to the environment. We are the world champion in recycling at the rate of 71,6%. At the forefront of the decarbonisation and industrial transformation of our economy, we embrace digitalisation and bring 20 billion value addition to the European economy and €5.5 billion investments annually.

Through its 18 national associations, CEPI gathers 500 companies operating 895 mills across Europe and directly employing more than 180,000 people.

CEPI – The Confederation of European Paper Industries

250 Avenue Louise, box 80

Brussels – Belgium 1050