The Value of Wood Forum #ForestCityProject

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When 15:00 – 19:00 on Tuesday, 21 March

Where The Résidence Palace, Rue de la Loi 155, 1000 Brussels, Belgium



15:00 Opening speeches

Mr. Peter Wehrheim, Head of Unit, Land Use and Finance for innovation, DG CLIMA, contextualizing LULUCF legislation within forest-based solutions for the bio-economy and jobs.

15:30 Panel 1: Towards Sustainable Architecture & Construction

How can timber, wood-based products and other bio-based materials add value to the durability of buildings and the resilience of cities while bringing down CO2 emissions? How to make our urban fabric more sustainable?

Presented and moderated by S&D MEP Paul Brannen.


16:30 Keynote speech by Per-Olof Wedin, President of EUSTAFOR, on how forests are boosting the bioeconomy

16:45 Panel 2: Forests boost Innovation and the Bio-economy

The bio-economy is central to facing climate change and safeguarding ecosystems. What services, technologies and industries in the forest-based sector are boosting the bio-economy? How is the bio-economy advancing the triple bottom-line of sustainability for society, environment, business?

Presented and moderated by EPP MEP Henna Virkunnen.


17:45 Closing remarks by Mr. Jeremy Wall, Principal Administrator, Forest-based & Related Industries, DG GROW, on the forest-based bioeconomy and EU sustainable growth

18:00 Cocktail Reception

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