ThinkForest is a European high-level forum on the future of forests. It provides:

  • A unique science-policy interface
  • Inspiring and dynamic science-policy dialogue

ThinkForest works to identify information needs related to forest policy questions and build a common understanding of the problems at hand. By helping policy makers navigate through the wealth of information on offer and providing them with the best available expertise and the latest research-based information from the scientific community it enables informed decision making on strategic forest issues.

Chaired by former Swedish Prime Minister Göran Persson, ThinkForest is a unique forum which helps to build bridges on pan-European forest and bioeconomy issues. Since 2012, 17 events have been held, attended by over 1000 people.

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Climate policy and forest bioeconomy
ThinkForest seminar, Brussels, 4 December 2018


Previous events

Date Event Location
29.05.2018 Role of bioeconomy in controlling forest fires Madrid
7.11.2017 Looking ahead to a circular European bioeconomy Brussels
27.09.2017 Implementing Natura 2000 in forests: lessons learned and looking ahead Brussels
30.05.2017 ThinkForest Roundtable Discussion: Climate Smart Forestry Brussels
10.05.2017 Leading the way to a new European bioeconomy strategy Berlin
15.11.2016 Building an innovative and resilient forest bioeconomy  Brussels
12.10.2016 ThinkForest Roundtable Discussion: Forest biomass sustainability and carbon neutrality Brussels
07.06.2016 Building the bioeconomy: Insights from European strategies Helsinki
15.03.2016 Climate policy after COP21: Implications for the European forest-based sector Brussels
01.12.2015 Climate policy targets: how can European forests contribute? Paris
13.10.2015 Science-policy in action: the role of European forests Brussels
21.04.2015 Assessing the impact of the EU Timber Regulation and FLEGT Action Plan Brussels