Programme 20.05.2021


Role of Science in Supporting Policymaking: A Post COVID World


Chair:  Janez Potočnik, ThinkForest President  

9:30 House-keeping guidance
  Rach Colling, Head of Communications, European Forest Institute
9:35 Welcoming words
  Marc Palahí, Director, European Forest Institute  
9:40 Science-Policy Dialogue: Lessons learnt
  Virginijus Sinkevičius, Commissioner for Environment, Oceans and Fisheries, European  Commission
9:45 Science-Policy Dialogue: A ministerial view
  Pippa Hackett, Minister of State for Land use and Biodiversity, Ireland
9:55 Setting the scene for the panel discussion
  Stephen Quest, Director-General, Joint Research Center (JRC), European Commission

Panel Discussion on the Role of Science in Policy Support

  Moderator: Marc Palahí, Director, European Forest Institute 
  Tuula Packalen, Director-General, Natural Resources Department, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry Finland  
  Gillian Petrokofsky, Associate, Oxford Long-Term Ecology Lab, University of Oxford
  Janez Potočnik, ThinkForest President  
  Jim Skea, Co-Chair, Working Group III, IPCC
10:50 Q&A
11:00 Concluding Remarks
  Lauri Hetemäki, Assistant Director, European Forest Institute   
11:05 End of ThinkForest event