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29
Jun
2021
 
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

How could we build a more resilient rural economy in the EU after the COVID-19 era? Ideally, using the reforestation budget to benefit small-scale agriculture, traditional agroforestry systems and high-quality food products. Is this something you’d be interested in learning more about? Join our next debate in June!

This webinar will continue the discussion that started at the first Agroforestry & Ancient Forest protection event organized by the Green European Foundation with the support of FREDA & Green Institute Greece (17th May).

About the Event: 

In order to tackle climate change and the need to rapidly absorb CO2 emissions, targeting carbon neutrality in 2050 (or even before), the EU set the ambitious goal of planting  3 billion trees  by 2030. A project that will be financed by the Recovery and Resilience Fund (RRF) within the frame of the European Green Deal. 

Is this goal feasible? Is it worth it according to other EU strategies, action plans, and spending programs (such as Common Agricultural Policy, the Fork to Farm Strategy, the new Biodiversity Strategy 2030, and the Threatened Species Action Plans, the new European Forestry Strategy? And if so, how could we tackle land degradation and desertification issues within EU member states?

Context: 

This event is part of the Green European Foundations project Deforestation and Climate Change with the support of FREDA and the Green Institute Greece.  It follows three events held in March on productive reforestation, climate change, desertification, erosion and the EU Recovery and Resilience Fund, and the joint event on Agroforestry & Productive reforestation held in May.  

Speakers:  

Moderated by: Vula Tsetsi, Secretary-General of the Green/EFA Group, European Parliament  

Dr. Rigas Tsiakiris Forest Ecologist, Scientific Committee of the Green Institute Greece  

‘’Productive reforestations for living rural landscapes” 

Presentation of the results of the 4 previous events and the new booklet published by GEF-FREDA-GIG that summarizes the outcomes of the 3 webinars on “Productive reforestations” with concrete proposals and policy recommendations for RRF. 

More speakers will be announced shortly

 

Practicalities: 

Where: Online platform – ZOOM  

Date and time: 29th June, 17:30 to 19:30 CET  

Audience: this webinar is open to the general public  

Registrations are now open <<<


This event is organised by the Green European Foundation with the support of Greek Green Institute and with the financial support of the European Parliament to the Green European Foundation.The European Parliament is not responsible for the content of this event.   

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