EP Intergroup event – Sustainable management of forests – How to seek a balance through EU policies?

On 27 April 2022 (13.00-15.00 CET), MEPS Jytte Guteland, Elsi Katainen & Simone Schmiedtbauer, Co-chairs of the ‘Sustainable Forest Management Working Group’ of the European Parliament Intergroup on ‘Climate Change, Biodiversity and Sustainable Development’ cordially invite you to the web-conference:

The agenda of the event is available here.

Several ongoing EU-policies include provisions related to sustainable forest management (SFM); as these policies are interlinked, outcomes of one policy might have a certain impact to others. Specifically, while these provisions are not fully in-line with each other, nor in line with already approved EU-policies and objectives, the lack of clarity and coherence within policies creates a lack of input for forest owners and managers hampering the planning of future management of their forests.

Meanwhile, SFM is a key tool for forest owners and managers to ensure the best possible management of their forests, making sure that the decisions they make are ecologically, economically and socially sustainable. SFM is a dynamic and evolving concept, and currently Forest Europe is working on revisiting the set of criteria and indicators for SFM that have been defined and agreed within this pan-European process.

This online event aims at therefore bringing together speakers to exchange about the future of sustainable forest management concept and practices, to clarify the current complexities put forward by several EU-policies concerning provisions related to SFM, and to debate the feasibility of these provisions and possible ways forward, in order to render EU political decisions aligned with constraints and expectations from the ground.

The video of the event and further information can be accessed on the official webpage of the event at this link.

A brief synthesis of the event is available by EUSTAFOR is available at this link: The Challange for the Sustainable Management of Forests – How to seek a balance through EU policies? .

Rercording of the webinar


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