ThinkForest Roundtable Discussion: Forest biomass sustainability and carbon neutrality

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Brussels, Belgium

A ThinkForest roundtable discussion was organised in Brussels on 12 October 2016. The event discussed forest biomass sustainability and carbon neutrality based on the results of a new EFI From Science to Policy study and the latest developments within this topic. These are particularly topical issues due to the ongoing process of updating the EU climate and renewable energy policies for the 2020-2030 period.

Attendance was by invitation only.


Welcoming words
Lauri Hetemäki, Assistant Director EFI and ThinkForest Coordinator
Elisabeth Köstinger, MEP, European Parliament

Presentation of ThinkForest study: Forest biomass, carbon neutrality and climate change mitigation
Göran Berndes, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden

Ingeborg Bromée, Ministry of Enterprise and Innovation, Sweden
Paul Brannen, MEP, European Parliament
Nils Torvalds, MEP, European Parliament
Hannes Böttcher, Ökö Institute, Germany (presentation)

Open discussion

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