Forest Policy

Please note: The information provided below is a limited selection of the information available relating to this topic. You can find more information, publications and forms relating to this area on the main Department website here.

Forest Policy Section has responsibility for a wide range of policy issues at both national, European (including EU) and international level. At national level, the Policy Section currently deals with issues pertaining to: climate change and carbon sequestration, wood energy, forestry and the environment, legislative framework and liaison with stakeholders including other Government Departments and Agencies.

At European and international level, the Section is responsible for the transposition of EU Directives and Regulations into Irish law as well as representing the Forest Service at the European Council Working Party on Forests, Standing Forestry Committee and Forest Europe events and meetings. Forest Policy Section is responsible for policy in relation to a broad range of diverse forestry issues.

Further information on forest policy is available on our main website here or by contacting:

Forest Policy Unit,
Forest Service,
Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine,
Johnstown Castle Estate,
Co. Wexford.
Tel: 053 916 0216