EVENT: What role for forests and the forest-based sector in the EU Green Deal?

Aug 24, 2021

in partnership with

28 September 2021
14h – 16h CET

Sofitel Brussels Europe (Place Jourdan, 1)* & online livestream

*Limited capacity. Registrations to attend in person are closed.
Livestreaming will be available.

Everybody agrees that forests play a key role in combating climate change. The new Forest Strategy is an important piece of the European Commission architecture to deliver on the European Green Deal together with the Fit for 55 package. 

How do the European forests and the forest-based sector provide integrated solutions to the climate challenge? 

We are pleased to invite you to an open policy discussion on the revamped EU Forest Strategy and Land Use, Land Use Change and Forestry (LULUCF) regulation.

Join on 28 September, in person or online, to learn more from our distinguished speakers!

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14.00 – 14.05  
Welcome and opening Seppo Parvi
Chairman of the Board, Finish Forest Industries Federation (FFIF)

             14.05 – 14.15               
Multiple Green Deal policies impacting forests
Jori Ringman
Director General, Cepi

14.15 – 15.00
A thriving bioeconomy together with enhanced forest biodiversity: how can the revamped Forest Strategy support both goals?

Ilkka Hämälä
CEO of Metsä group and incoming Cepi chairman

Petri Sarvamaa
Member of the European Parliament’s Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development (FI/EPP)

Dan Burgar Kuželički
Under-secretary, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Food in Slovenia

15.00 – 15.15
Coffee break

15.15 – 15.50 
The Land Use and Forestry regulation (LULUCF) in the EU climate policy framework

Christian Holzleitner
Head of Unit for Land Use and Finance for Innovation, DG CLIMA, European Commission

Nils Torvalds  
Member of the European Parliament’s Committee on Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (FI/RE)

               15.50 – 16.00               
Timo Jaatinen
Director General, Finish Forest Industries Federation (FFIF)