Climate change and sustainability are essential items in society and politics today. Especially in forestry, sustainability and climate change are of high importance. Sustainably managed forests are considered multifunctional. Forests have economic, ecological and social functions. Moreover, the contribute to mitigation of climate change. The present work shows how climate change influences European forest policy and how strongly sustainability is anchored in European forest policy. In order to answer the research question, several documents from institutions of the European Union in the field of forest policy are analysed as part of a qualitative document analysis. The main focus lies on sustainability, climate change, communication and coordination. Therefore, the research questions are: How does climate change affect European forest policy, and how strongly is sustainability anchored in the European forest policy? How does communication and coordination work in the political field of forest policy in the European Union? The results aim to show the fact that sustainability in the form of sustainable forest management has been a constant focus in European policy for 20 years and is an indispensable part of it. Since the beginning of the 1990s, the European Union has been heavily involved in combating climate change. In the policy field of forest policy, the threat to forests caused by climate change was discussed more intensely only a few years later and has again become increasingly important in recent years. Communication and coordination have been optimized over the last two decades. However, there is still room for improvement. Facing the fact that climate changes are more and more growing challenge for forests in the European Union, adaption strategies for forest need to be identified. Climate change must therefore continue to be one of the priorities in European forest policy in the future. It will remain important in the future to manage the forests sustainably, thus preserving the multifunctionality of forests in the European Union for future generations.