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 Hotel Brussels* & online livestream

*Limited capacity. We will comply with Belgian Covid-19 measures prevailing at the time of the event.
Livestreaming will be available.

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, both published in the context of the EU Fit for 55 legislative package.
This package is meant to bring the EU’s climate and energy policy framework in line with the increased overall climate target of at least -55% net emission cuts by 2030.
This event will also be an opportunity to exchange on the potential of the bioeconomy for climate change mitigation and the sustainable forestry practices in  the European Union.


Sofitel Brussels Hotel (BE)*


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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 – 14.55
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

14.55 – 15.10                
Coffee break

15.10 – 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)

Monika Figaj tbc
Senior specialist in Forestry Department of the Polish Environment Ministry

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