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Forests at the heart of Sustainable Development

High-level conference


 

 

This conference has been organized under the auspices of the European Parliamentary Alliance on the Fight against Hunger.


Opening remarks:

MEP Benedek Jávor (The Greens / EFA)
 

Opening keynotes:

  • Karmenu Vella, European Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries
  • Maria Helena Semedo, FAO Deputy Director-General for Climate and Natural Resources
  • Video message by Phil Hogan, European Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development
     

Panel 1: Uncovering forests' contribution to achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

Moderated by MEP Jo Leinen (S&D)

  • Adrian Bebb, Senior Campaigner for Food, Agriculture and Biodiversity Programme, Friends of the Earth Europe
  • Thais Linhares-Juvenal, Team Leader Forest Governance and Economics, Food & Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
  • Anke Schulmeister-Oldenhove, Senior Forest Policy Officer, WWF European Policy Office



Panel 2: Intra-EU forest policies and sustainable forest management

Moderated by MEP José Inácio Faria (EPP)

  • Andrea Vettori, Deputy Head of Unit, European Commission’s Directorate-General for Environment (DG ENV)
  • Luc Bas, Director of European Regional Office, IUCN
  • Bernard de Galembert, Innovation and Bioeconomy Director, Confederation of European Paper Industries (CEPI)
  • Christine Farcy, Chair of the European Forestry Commission and Senior Research Fellow, UCLouvain

 

Panel 3: Sustainable forest management for sustainable development: the way forward

Moderated by MEP Heidi Hautala (The Greens / EFA)

  • Marjeta Jager, Deputy Director-General, European Commission's Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development (DG DEVCO)
  • Mette Wilkie, Director, Forestry Policy and Resources Division, Food & Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
  • Massimiliano Paolucci, Special Representative to the European Union, World Bank
  • Hannah Mowat, Campaigns Coordinator, FERN


Closing Keynote:

Jeffrey Sachs, Professor, Economist and Special Advisor to the UN Secretary General on the SDGs



Closing remarks:

MEP Benedek Jávor (The Greens / EFA)

 

Each panel will feature a Q & A session, in order to facilitate an interactive and constructive discussion with the
audience.

 

MEP Benedek Jávor on forests at the heart of sustainable development

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MEP Heidi Hautala on the role of forests for sustainable development


Date & Place


07.02.2019 | 09:00 - 07.02.2019 | 12:30
Room ASP 1G3, European Parliament, Brussels

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