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EVENT:How can we strengthen the contribution of forests in reaching EU climate goals?

02.09.2022

EVENT:How can we strengthen the contribution of forests in reaching EU climate goals?

How can we strengthen the contribution of forests in reaching EU climate goals?  
 20 September 2022, at 15-16.30 CET 
Online in Zoom Register here.

The European Union has set ambitious targets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by at least 55% in 2030 and to become climate neutral by 2050. Our ThinkForest event explores what forests can contribute to achieving these climate goals.  

Forests and forestry play three important roles in climate change mitigation. First, reducing deforestation and forest degradation lowers GHG emissions. Second, forest management and restoration can maintain or enhance forest carbon stocks and sinks. Third, improving the use of wood products can store carbon over the long-term, and avoid emissions by substituting emissions-intensive materials.  

Our ThinkForest event will ask:  

  • How much can forest-based activities contribute to climate change mitigation?  
  • What role do policies play? 
  • How can we maximise forest-based climate change mitigation nationally /locally?