International Conference on Forest for Biodiversity and Climate
The world’s forests are in serious danger because of deforestation, climate change and forest fires. Due to these factors, around 1.3 million square kilometers have already been lost between 1990 and 2016. Forest reduction poses a great threat to the rural way of life and biodiversity found in these natural environments. This situation worries the European Union, as it is expected that there will be an increase in fires and forest exploitation, due among other factors, to the growing demand for wood from the bioenergy and bioeconomy sectors. In this regard, the International Conference on Forest for Biodiversity and Climate event will be organized by DG for Environment on February 4 and 5, 2020 in Brussels.
This event will be a space to debate the need to protect forests, which leads to the defense of their biodiversity and rural lifestyle. The event will feature the participation of Frans Timmermans, Executive Vice President of the European Commission responsible for the European Green Agreement, and Virginijus Sinkevičius, the Commissioner for the Environment, Oceans and Fisheries in addition to the presence of other representatives of the European Institutions.