How are climate change adaptation and mitigation linked to forest biodiversity conservation in the EU’s forests, and what are the major trade offs and synergies? What are the best management and conservation approaches to optimise synergies? How can the EU policy implementation and financing instruments contribute to balancing the trade-offs in the provision of different regulating forest ecosystem services? These questions will be tackled in our upcoming webinar on “Climate change adaptation, mitigation and biodiversity conservation in European forests – two sides of the same coin?“ on March 2nd 10:30 am (CET).
With this virtual event, we follow up on our webinar on the EU Forest Strategy on September 22nd, 2021, where we discussed the pathways for action for strengthening the important role of forests in achieving Europe’s biodiversity, ecosystem services, and climate change targets.
Moderated by NZZ climate reporter Kalina Oroschakoff (former climate correspondent for POLITICO Europe) the webinar will start with scientific inputs by Jürgen Bauhus (Chair of Silviculture, Freiburg University).
In the following panel discussion, stakeholders from research, policy, forest owners, and international organizations will discuss synergies, potential trade-offs and political incentives, including time to address questions from the audience.
The webinar is part of a collaboration between IUCN and EFI, who have joined forces to produce a series of webinars for the SINCERE project and INTEGRATE Network stakeholders, to debate key issues related to forests and their biodiversity and ecosystem services, such as climate change resilience, circular economy, health and wellbeing and green jobs.
To attend this webinar, please register here: https://www.eventbrite.fi/e/increasing-biodiversity-and-climate-change-resilience-in-forests-tickets-255194502627