Climate policy targets: how can European forests contribute?
1 December 2015, Paris
News release: Climate Smart Forestry could cut EU CO2 by additional 9%
Une Sylviculture Intelligente sur le Plan Climatique pourrait représenter une atténuation supplémentaire de 9 % des émissions de CO2 actuelles de l'Europe
Download the From Science to Policy study: A new role for forests and the forest sector in the EU post-2020 climate targets
Download the ThinkForest brief
View the programme and speaker presentations
The ThinkForest seminar “Climate policy targets: how can European forests contribute” brought together policymakers, scientists and stakeholders at the COP21 Climate Generations area in Paris on 1 December. Discussions focused on three major issues:
- expanding the mitigation potential of forests
- the bioeconomy and the possibilities it offers for substitution of fossil-fuel based products
- economic incentives
The seminar also saw the launch of the EFI science-policy study on the European forest sector and climate policy targets.
The seminar was chaired by Göran Persson, ThinkForest President and moderated by James Astill, The Economist.
Keynote speakers included: Lucas Bretschger (Center of Economic Research at ETH, Zurich), Gert-Jan Nabuurs (Alterra-Wageningen University) and Henrik Ehrnrooth, Pöyry Ltd. Watch the recordings from the event.
Photos: François Radermecker
The event was presented under the High Patronage of Mr. Stéphane Le Foll, Minister of Agriculture, Food and Forestry, France.
Find out more about the background to the event
Prof. Dr. Lauri Hetemäki, EFI (lauri.hetemaki @ efi.int)