Ecological forestry in Europe
Healthy forests protect and restore nature and the global climate. But most European forests are in bad shape, making them easy prey for pests, diseases and fires. To restore the health of our timber producing forests, we need to manage them in a way that works with nature, not against it.
Join us on Thursday 13 October from 10:00 to 13:00 CET to hear practitioners’ experiences and discuss what it will take to mainstream ecological forestry in Europe.
Opening by MEPs
1. What does it mean to practice ecological forestry?
Introduction and examples from European countries
• Bill Mason, Chair of Continuous Cover Forest Association (UK)
• Vincent Magnet, Réseau Alternatives Forestières (France)
• Knut Sturm, Lübeck municipal forest (Germany)
2. What will it take to mainstream close-to-nature forestry in Europe?
Analysis of blockages and recommendations from different perspectives
• Francesc Cano, Forest Sciences and Technology Centre of Catalonia (Spain)
• Ulf Loven, Ekoskog (Sweden)
• Kelsey Perlman, Fern
• Stefanie Schmidt, European Commission
Closing remarks by MEP
This event is co-hosted by the Greens/EFA, S&D and Renew Europe, and co-organised by NGO Fern.
We will provide interpretation in French, German and Spanish.
Read our new report on ECOLOGICAL FORESTRY IN EUROPE here.