COP21: Climate policy targets - how can European forests contribute?

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1 December 2015, Paris


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Une Sylviculture Intelligente sur le Plan Climatique pourrait représenter une atténuation supplémentaire de 9 % des émissions de CO2 actuelles de l'Europe


News release: Study sets out a new role for the forest sector in EU climate targets


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


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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.

Lucas Bretschger


Panel, and moderator James Astill

 Photos: François Radermecker

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The event was presented under the High Patronage of Mr. Stéphane Le Foll, Minister of Agriculture, Food and Forestry, France.




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Prof. Dr. Lauri Hetemäki, EFI (lauri.hetemaki @