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


28 Sep 2021 14:00 to 16:00




Climate & Environment

Event Description

We are pleased to invite you to an open discussion on the revamped EU Forest Strategy and Land use, land-use change and forestry (LULUCF) regulation soon to be published in the context of the EU FIT for 2030 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.


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?

Moderated by Karoliina Niemi

Director of Forest Affairs, Finnish Forest Industries Federation (FFIF)

Helena Braun
Cabinet member, Executive Vice-President Frans Timmermans, European Commission
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 – 15.05
 Coffee break

15.05 – 15.10  
               The Land Use and Forestry regulation (LULUCF) in the EU climate policy framework Moderated by Karoliina Niemi

Director of Forest Affairs, Finnish Forest Industries Federation (FFIF)

Christian Holzleitner
Head of Unit for Land Use and Finance for Innovation, DG CLIMA, European Commission
Magdalena Majerczyk
European Green Deal and Forestry Expert in Cabinet of European Commissioner for Agriculture Janusz Wojciechowski, DG AGRI

Nils Torvalds  
Member of the European Parliament's Committee on Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (FI/RE)
Paulo Canaveira
Senior Consultant on Forests and Land use and Adaptation to Climate Change, Portuguese Environment Agency
               15.50 – 16.00               
Timo Jaatinen
Director General, Finish Forest Industries Federation (FFIF)



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