Climate policy targets: how can European forests contribute?

Organizer: ThinkForest

Date: Tue / Dec. 1 - 13:15

Time: 13:15

Area: Blue Zone

There is great scope to enhance the role of EU forests and the forest sector in climate mitigation. Join us on 1 December at the COP21 climate change negotiations to discuss how we move forward on policy and practice. We will also launch the new EFI From Science to Policy study ‘A new role for forests and the forest sector in the EU post-2020 climate targets‘.


REGISTER NOW! Registration closes 26 November.


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Keynote speakers include:

International climate policy: what do we need?
Teresa Ribera, Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations (IDDRI)

Effective policies against climate change
Lucas Bretschger, CER-ETH Center of Economic Research at ETH Zürich

A new role for the EU forest sector in the climate targets beyond 2020
Gert-Jan Nabuurs, Alterra, Wageningen University

European forest-based sector’s role in low carbon economy
Henrik Ehrnrooth, Pöyry PLC

Paul Brannen, MEP, European Parliament
Silvia Melegari, European Organisation of the Sawmill Industry
Hannat Mowat, FERN
Gert-Jan Nabuurs, Alterra, Wageningen University
Per-Olof Wedin, EUSTAFOR/Sveaskog
Peter Wehrheim, DG Climate Action, European Commission

The event will be chaired by Göran Persson, ThinkForest President, and moderated by James Astill from The Economist.

View the programme:

Watch! Prof. Gert-Jan Nabuurs explains the background to the study:

This ThinkForest event takes place 13:15-16:15 at the Climate Generations space, Le Bourget, Paris. (UN blue zone accreditation is not required)

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