How can we strengthen the contribution of forests in reaching EU climate goals?
20 September 2022, at 15-16.30 CET
Online in Zoom
The European Union has set ambitious targets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by at least 55% in 2030 and to become climate neutral by 2050. Our ThinkForest event explores what forests can contribute to achieving these climate goals.
Forests and forestry play three important roles in climate change mitigation. First, reducing deforestation and forest degradation lowers GHG emissions. Second, forest management and restoration can maintain or enhance forest carbon stocks and sinks. Third, improving the use of wood products can store carbon over the long-term, and avoid emissions by substituting emissions-intensive materials.
Our ThinkForest event asked:
How much can forest-based activities contribute to climate change mitigation?
What role do policies play?
How can we maximise forest-based climate change mitigation nationally /locally?
In a comprehensive new European Forest Institute study launched during the event, a multidisciplinary team of 12 authors from 7 countries have analysed how much forests and wood use can contribute to climate change mitigation, and how that contribution can be maximised.
Read the full news item: New study analyses how forests and wood use can help meet climate goals
Download the study: https://doi.org/10.36333/fs14
Download the associated policy brief: How can forests and wood use help meet climate goals?