Background

This ThinkForest event builds on the ThinkForest seminar “ Climate policy targets: how can European forests contribute” which brought together policymakers, scientists and stakeholders at the COP21 Climate Generations area in Paris on 1 December 2015. 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.