Climate policy after COP21: Implications for the European forest-based sector


Brussels, Belgium
Mar 15, 2016 - Mar 15, 2016

The ThinkForest event ‘Climate policy after COP21: Implications for the European forest-based sector’ was held at the International Press Centre, Brussels on 15 March 2016.

Forests and the forest sector can play an unprecedented role in meeting the Paris Agreement and EU climate policy targets.

Discussions focused on:

  • The role of the bioeconomy in climate mitigation
  • Implications of climate and energy policies
  • Policy implications of the EFI climate policy and forest-based sector study
  • The forest-based sector and climate policy: mitigation, sink and storage

Host: Elisabeth Köstinger, MEP
Chair: Göran Persson, ThinkForest president

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Our speakers included:

Kimmo Tiilikainen, Minister of Agriculture and the Environment, Finland
Marc Palahí, Director, European Forest Institute (EFI) 
Marie Donnelly, Director, DG Energy, European Commission
Lauri Hetemäki, Assistant Director, EFI 
Paul Brannen, MEP
Humberto Delgado Rosa, Director, DG Environment, European Commission 
Lucia Perugini, The Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change, Italy
Giuseppe Scarascia-Mugnozza, Chair of the Board, EFI 

Presentations

Policy implications of the EFI climate policy and forest-based sector study, Lauri Hetemäki