Save the date: EU FOREST-BASED INDUSTRIES FOR A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE on 30 September 2020

Sep 17, 2020

EU FOREST-BASED INDUSTRIES FOR
A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE
A joint event between Cepi and the Wood Be Better network
 
30 September 2020, 9.00 – 14.00 CEST
Renaissance Hotel, Brussels*

 

*Registration on-site at full capacity. Registration for livestreaming is available.



Programme
 
1. WOOD BE BETTER: THE EU FOREST STRATEGY POST-2020:
WHAT SHOULD IT ACHIEVE, WHY AND HOW?

9.00 – 10.30
 
Welcome and introduction, part 1
Anna Holmberg
Moderator and Director, Head of Brussels office, Swedish Forest Industries
Lennart Ackzell
International policy coordinator, LRF Skogsägarna (Federation of Swedish Family Forest Owners)


Opening address
Jessica Polfjärd
MEP, Member of the ENVI Committee and Substitute in the ECON and EMPL Committees


The role of the EU Forest Strategy post-2020
Pierre Bascou
Director, Direcorate-General for Agriculture and Rural Development, European Commission


The 2030 Biodiversity Strategy and its relation to forests and forestry
Humberto Delgado Rosa
Director, Directorate-General for Environment, European Commission


The AGRI Committee position on the Forest Strategy
Petri Sarvamaa
 MEP, Rapporteur for the European Parliament’s INI-report on the Forest Strategy


Panel discussion: The EU Forest Strategy post 2020 – what should it achieve, why and how?
Pierre Bascou, Humberto Delgado Rosa and Petri Sarvamaa
Moderated by Anna Holmberg


Closing remarks
MEP Jessica Polfjärd


Coffee break
End of part 1
 
2. CEPI: EU FOREST-BASED INDUSTRIES CONTRIBUTION TO THE 2050 CLIMATE NEUTRALITY OBJECTIVE
11.00-13.00

#GreenSource: Introductory video


Opening address

Jori Ringman
Director General, Cepi


Welcome and introduction, part 2
Anna Holmberg


Climate effects of the forest-based sector in the European Union
Peter Holmgren
Forestry specialist and the former Director General of the Center for International Forestry Research


Panel discussion: The role of forests for carbon neutrality – is the EU climate policy framework going in the right direction?
Jytte Guteland
MEP, Rapporteur for the European Parliament on the Climate Law
Artur Runge-Metzger
Director, Direcorate-General for Climate Action, European Commission
Piotr Borkowski
Executive Director, Eustafor
João Morais Sarmento
Counsellor for Environment, Portuguese Permanent Representation to the EU

Moderated by Anna Holmberg


#GreenSource: Diversity of forest-based products


Panel discussion: The space for forest-based products in the future EU Product Policy Framework 
Emmanuelle Maire
Head of Sustainable Production, Products and Consumption Unit,
Directorate-General for Environment, European Commission
Clive Pinnington
Managing Director, European Panel Federation
Christian Egenhofer
Senior Research Fellow and Head of the Energy and Climate programme, CEPS
Moderated by Anna Holmberg


Conclusions and reflections
Jori Ringman


Light lunch
End of event at 14.00 CEST


Download the programme here.

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