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Nature restoration in forests - Opportunities, issues and real-life examples

28.09.2021

Nature restoration in forests - Opportunities, issues and real-life examples

Join the Swedish Forest Industries - the Wood Be Better network, on 15 October to discuss the upcoming EU initiative on nature restoration targets.

In December 2021, the Commission will put forward a proposal for legally binding EU nature restoration targets, which will encompass forests. Depending on local conditions, the actual need for forest restoration will vary across Europe and much is already done by forest owners on voluntary basis as part of their sustainable management. Going forward, important aspects to consider are for instance:

What areas are to be restored and why?

How are the restoration results to be judged and by whom?

What happens to a forest area once restored?

Who is going to pay for the restoration?

How can voluntary actions be promoted before coercive measures?

Program 

13:00 - Welcome
Anna Holmberg, Director and Head of the Brussels office, Swedish Forest Industries. 
Magnus Kindbom, Director, Federation of Swedish Family Forest Owners. 

Opening Address 
MEP Emma Wiesner. Member of European Parliament (Renew), Member of the ENVI and PECH Committees and Substitute in the AGRI, ITRE and ANIT Committees. 

The EU Nature Restoration Plan – objectives, main features and timeline 
Humberto Delgado Rosa, Director at the Directorate-General for the Environment, European Commission  

The forest owner’s view on central planning 
Sven-Erik Hammar, President of the Confederation of European Forest Owners 

We already walk the talk – make sure the Plan allows us to continue to do that 
Mette Kahlin McVeigh, Senior Vice President Public Affairs, Stora Enso 

Discussion with the speakers
Moderated by Anna Holmberg. 

14:30 - The end 

To register and further information: Anki Frécon:  Anki.frecon@skogsindustrierna.se