On 19 October, Bioenergy Europe hosted an #EUGreenWeek session titled Biodiversity and Woody Biomass: The benefits of a bio-based economy to biodiversity and sustainable forest management .
MEP Elsi Katainen (Renew Europe Group, Finland), Professor Gert-Jan Nabuurs (Professor European Forest Resources, Wageningen University and Research), Justin Tait (Manager of Sustainability Europe, Enviva), Giulia Cancian (Policy Director, Bioenergy Europe) discussed how current and future practices of sustainable forest management are an essential aspect of reaching the objectives of the European Green Deal and the EU’s new Biodiversity Strategy.
This online webinar provided different geographical perspectives (from Europe and the United States) on how sustainable forest management helps to grow biodiversity and strengthen the resilience of healthy forests.
The European Commission’s ambition to become the first climate neutral continent by 2050 and achieve a 55% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 is center to a number of policy initiatives, which are also critical to the biomass and bioenergy industry. After adopting a new Biodiversity Strategy in 2020, further key deliverables in 2021 will be a revamp of RED2 and the EU Forestry Strategy to set the course for effective afforestation, forest preservation and restoration, while protecting biodiversity.
Missed this event? Watch the recording below.