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ThinkForest Roundtable Discussion

Forest biomass sustainability and carbon neutrality

Brussels, 12 October 2016

This event will discuss forest biomass sustainability and carbon neutrality based on the results of a new EFI science-policy study and the latest developments within this topic. These are particularly topical issues due to the ongoing process of updating the EU climate and renewable energy polices for 2020-2030 period.

Attendance is by invitation only. For more information, please contact ulla.vanttinen @ efi.int

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15 November 2016
International Press Center, Brussels


Registration opens 27 September

Keynote speakers include:

Jyrki Katainen, European Commission Vice-President for Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness
Phil Hogan, European Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development

Chair: Göran Persson, ThinkForest President
Host: Miapetra Kumpula-Natri, MEP

  • What bioeconomy innovations are required?
  • How do EU-global interactions affect bioeconomy development?
  • How can we ensure that a forest-based bioeconomy is sustainable?

 A tentative programme of the event is available here.

More information

If you have any questions about events, please contact Ulla Vänttinen, European Forest Institute (ulla.vanttinen @ efi.int).

Further information is also available from Prof. Lauri Hetemäki, Assistant Director, European Forest Institute (lauri.hetemaki @ efi.int)