- okt 19 2020
- 14:00 - 14:00
EU Green Week Webinar
We invite you to join us for a webinar
as part of EU Green Week
BIODIVERSITY AND WOODY BIOMASS:
The benefits of a bio-based economy to biodiversity
and sustainable forest management
Monday, 19 October 2020
14:00 CEST | 8:00 EDT
Webinar with moderated panel debate and audience Q&A
The European Commission’s ambition to become the first climate neutral continent by 2050 and achieve a 55% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 is center to a number of policy initiatives, which are also critical to the biomass and bioenergy industry. After adopting a new Biodiversity Strategy in 2020, further key deliverables in 2021 will be a revamp of RED2 and the EU Forestry Strategy to set the course for effective afforestation, forest preservation and restoration, while protecting biodiversity.
This discussion aims to provide different geographical perspectives (from Europe and the United States) on how sustainable forest management helps to grow biodiversity and strengthen the resilience of healthy forests. The panel debate will discuss how current and future practices of sustainable forest management are an essential aspect of reaching the objectives of the European Green Deal and the EU’s new Biodiversity Strategy.
Confirmed presenters include:
- Gert-Jan Nabuurs, Professor European Forest Resources, Wageningen University and Research (NL) & Lead Scientist European Forests, Wageningen Environmental Research (NL)
- Giulia Cancian, Policy Director, Bioenergy Europe
- Justin Tait, Head of Sustainability Europe, Enviva
- Elsi Katainen, Member of the European Parliament
- Siobhan Hall, EU Energy Policy Correspondent, S&P Global Platts (Moderator)
Further speakers from EU Commission invited
Please click here to register. For more information, visit www.eugreenweek.eu/en.