29 January 13:00 - 14:30Radisson Red

A light lunch will be served from 12:30

The “Wood be better” network invites to its first event

The European Green Deal, including a Climate Law setting a target of a climate neutral continent by 2050, will be defining elements of the European policy development during this political semester. To reach climate neutrality, a major transformation of society is needed. This will affect how we live, what we eat, what we wear, how we stay healthy and how we travel.  

The Swedish forest-based sector fully supports a climate neutral EU by 2050. To reach this target, it is pivotal to give the forest a wider role in climate policy than its capacity to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and store it in forests or forest products. The climate benefit of material substitution, when products from the forest replace fossil-based ones, must be fully recognized.

In 2017, the Swedish forest-based sector was climate positive with an overall net global climate effect of 93 million tons of CO2eq. How this should be acknowledged within the Climate Law and what role the forest-based sector should have in the transition to a climate neutral economy will be the outset for this networking meeting.

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Date, time & program

29 January 13:00-14.30
Light lunch is served from 12:30
Radisson RED Brussels, Rue d'Idalie 35, 1050 Brussels, Belgium

13:00 Welcoming address.
Fredrick Federley, Member of European Parliament

The Climate Law and the role for forests, forestry and forest products.
Artur Runge-Metzger, Director DG CLIMA, European Commission

13:30 Contribution of the Swedish forest-based sector to global climate efforts.

Dr. Peter Holmgren, Founder of FutureVistas Inc.

13:50 Panel discussion with speakers.

Moderated by Anna Holmberg, Head of Brussels Office for Swedish Forest Industries

14:20 Closing remarks.

MEP Fredrick Federley

14:30 The event is closed.

N.B. The event will be held in English.

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