Virtual conference on European Forests: Hotspots of Biodiversity

EUSTAFOR and the Confederation of European Forest Owners (CEPF) Secretariat organise a virtual conference to discuss sustainable forest management and different approaches to enhance forest biodiversity

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Forests are an important part of the European landscape and crucial for reaching the objectives of the European Green Deal and the Biodiversity Strategy for 2030. Sustainable and active forest management plays a key role in meeting the EU’s long-term biodiversity and climate objectives, by maintaining and enhancing the health and resilience of forest ecosystems.

The virtual conference “European Forests: Hotspots of Biodiversity“, co-organised by the European State Forest Association (EUSTAFOR) and the Confederation of European Forest Owners (CEPF), hosted by MEP Adam Jarubas and MEP Jessica Polfjärd, will take place on 9 September 2020. The conference offers an insight into sustainable forest management practices, which includes environmental conservation, and how they support achieving the goals of the Biodiversity Strategy for 2030. Daily operations of sustainable forest management aim to ensure that our forests maintain their biodiversity, remain resilient and continue to serve society’s multiple environmental, economic and socio-cultural expectations.

The discussion will focus on the future vision of sustainable forest management in Europe and different approaches to be considered when addressing common efforts in maintaining and enhancing forest biodiversity. What are those approaches and what measures are needed at EU level to ensure that our forests continue to be hotspots of biodiversity?

The event gathers distinguished speakers from the EU Institutions, the forest sector, academia and other stakeholders working on environment, nature and conservation related issues such as the European Environment Agency and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).

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Registration is now open!