- 19.01.2022

How can the EU support high quality forests and forestry? Online event 25th January

The role of the forestry sector in tackling climate change and biodiversity loss as well as finding ways to sustainable employment is at the heart of European Green Deal discussions.

In reviewing climate legislation it is important to think about ways to promote transformative visions for the sector. Are there alternatives to intensive forestry that turn a profit while improving biodiversity? What do they look like? How can EU policy support such activities?

You are warmly welcome to join us for the online event 25th January 13.30-15.00 CET!

Comments by Members of the European Parliament

  • Ville Niinistö, Greens (LULUCF rapporteur)
  • César Luena, S&D
  • Martin Hojsik, RENEW


  • Jurij Diaci, Pro Silva board member
    What is close-to-nature forestry, the Slovenian experience
  • Juliet Achieng, European Forest Institute
    Trends in forest-related employment focusing on case studies from Germany and Finland
  • Per Angelstam, Professor of Forest and Natural Resource Management, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
    Forest owners want to see close-to-nature forestry in Sweden
  • Fanny-Pomme Langue, Secretary General, CEPF
    Reflections from Confederation of European forest owners, on the role of close-to-nature forestry
  • Kelsey Perlman, Forest and Climate campaigner, Fern
    What foresters have to say about close-to-nature versus intensive management, including a projection of Fern’s close-to-nature forestry video

Discussion is moderated by Kira Taylor from Euractiv.

Practical information

Online event is on 25th January 13.30-15.00 CET. The event is held in English. Interpretation available in French, Spanish and Finnish.

Register now!