Wednesday 25 September

EFI 20 Years Science and Policy Forum: High Level Conference

Our forests in the 21st century - ready for risks and opportunities?

Palais des Congrès of Nancy

                                                Interpretation EN-FR-EN

Programme, 25 September 2013

9:00

Official Opening
Prof. Dr. Risto Päivinen, European Forest Institute (EFI)
Mr. François Werner, Greater Nancy
Mr. Christophe Choserot, Regional Council of Lorraine
Mr. Jacques Andrieu, Ministry of Agriculture, Agrofood and Forestry, France
Mr. Heikki Granholm, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, Finland

9:25

Celebrating EFI 20 Years ( presentation )
Prof. Dr. Frits Mohren, Wageningen University & Research Institute, the Netherlands

9:45

European forests and forest policies for the 21st century - ready for risks and opportunities
Moderator and introduction: Mr. Jan Heino, Chairman, Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee for a Legally Binding Agreement on Forests in Europe.

Keynotes
9:45 Overview on European Forests for the 21st century - ready for risks and opportunities ( presentation )
Dr. Gert-Jan Nabuurs, Alterra, Wageningen University, the Netherlands
10:00
Mr. A.V. Panfilov, Federal Forestry Agency, Russia ( presentation)
10:10
Dr. Janez Potočnik, Commissioner for Environment, European Commission ( video message)
10:20
Mr. Kriton Arsenis, Member of the European Parliament
10:30
Remarks by FAO and UNECE
Ms. Eva Müller, FAO Forest Economics, Policy and Products Division
Ms. Paola Deda, UNECE/FAO Forestry and Timber Section
10:40
Questions and answers
11:00
Concluding remarks
Mr. Jan Heino, Chairman, Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee for a Legally Binding Agreement on Forests in Europe.

11:10

Coffee
11:40
Coping with risks and developing opportunities: the stakeholder’s point of view
Moderator: Mr. Olivier Bertrand, The National Federation of Forest Owners Union, France
11:40
Driving the forest based industry into delivering a broad range of goods
for the long run ( presentation)
Ms. Teresa Presas, Confederation of European Paper Industries
11:50
Evolution of fire management in Europe and how to address it ( presentation )
Mr. Marc Castellnou, Catalonia Fire Service, Spain

12:00

Dealing with risks and uncertainties in forestry - a forest owner's perspective ( speech in PDF-format )
Dr. Aljoscha Requardt, Confederation of European Forest Owners
12:10
Moderated discussion
12:40

Lunch

14:15

What can science tell us?
Moderator: Dr. Yves Birot
14:15
Session 1 - Understanding forest abiotic and biotic risks and their interactions

14:15

Abiotic risks ( presentation )
Prof. Dr. Barry Gardiner, National Institute for Agricultural Research, France
14:25
Biotic risks ( presentation )
Dr. Hervé Jactel, National Institute for Agricultural Research, France

14:35

Session 2
- Understanding the social and economic dimension of forest risks

14:35

Economic impacts of increasing risks and adaptation options  ( presentation )
Prof. Dr. Marc Hanewinkel, Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research WSL, Switzerland

14:45

Understanding the social dimension of forest risks ( presentation )
Prof. Kristina Blennow, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), Sweden
14:55
Moderated discussion (with the four speakers)
15:25
Coffee

15:50

Towards integrated scientific expertise on forest related risks
- An interactive debate with the audince between science and policy         
             ( presentation )
Moderator and opening speech: Dr. Gillian Petrokofsky, Oxford University, United Kingdom

Panel members
Prof. Dr. J. Bo Larsen, Chairman of the EFI Board
Mr. Jesús San-Miguel Ayanz, European Commission, Joint Research Centre
Ms. Annemarie Bastrup-Birk, European Environment Agency
Prof. Dr. Michael Köhl, Federal Research Institute of Rural Areas, Forestry and Fisheries, Johann Heinrich von Thünen Institute (vTI), Germany
Mr. Jacques Andrieu, Ministry of Agriculture, Agrofood and Forestry, France
Mr. Matthias Schwoerer, Federal Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection, Germany
Ms. Maria Gafo Gómez-Zamalloa, European Commission, DG Agriculture and Rural Development

17:00

Concluding remarks
Dr. François Houllier , President, National Institute for Agricultural Research, France

19:15

Gala Dinner, City Hall, Nancy
(dress code: smart casual)