13 April 13:15 - 15:00

Sustainable forest bioenergy -
Important building block to reach European Green Deal objectives?

Join our livestream on 13 April 2021
at 13.15-15.00 CEST

A climate-neutral EU by 2050 is at the heart of the European Green Deal (EGD). An important milestone will be a revised and more ambitious 2030 EU climate target, which in turn will require the European Commission to present revisions of all relevant climate and energy legislations, including the Renewable Energy Directive (RED).

Forest-based bioenergy - consisting primarily of wastes and residues from forestry and forest industry, such as tops and branches, sawdust, and bark - are the main sources of EU bioenergy.

Important aspects to address are for instance:

    • How do we approach and assess different types of forest bioenergy sources?
    • What is the role for forest-based bioenergy in reaching multiple European Green Deal objectives?
    • To what extent will the existing criteria assure sustainable forest-based bioenergy in the future?
    • How can we assure predictability and transparency for investors?

The event is hosted by Pär Holmgren, Member of European Parliament (Greens), member of the ENVI Committee and substitute in the TRAN and AGRI Committees.


    •  Opening Address from today’s host
       MEP Pär Holmgren
    • The JRC report- main conclusions and potential policy implications
       Giovanni De Santi, Director Sustainable Resources, Joint Research Center, European Commission 
    • The upcoming RED revision – the Commission’s perspective
      Giulio Volpi, Policy Officer, Decarbonisation and Sustainability of Energy Sources, Directorate-General for Energy, European Commission
    • Advanced biofuels – we walk the talk
      Josefine Nilsson, Business Development Manager, Biorefinery, SCA. 
    • Forest-based bioenergy – threat or opportunity?
      Patrick Ten Brink, Deputy Secretary General and Director of EU Policy, EEB
    • Discussion with the speakers
    • Closing remarks 

    Most welcome to register,
    Anna Holmberg, Moderator and Director, Head of Brussels office, Swedish Forest Industries
    Lennart Ackzell, International policy coordinator, LRF Skogsägarna (Federation of Swedish Family Forest Owners)

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            Date: 13 April, 2021
            Time: 13.15-15.00 CET

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