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International Conference on Forests for Biodiversity and Climate

February 4 February 5, 2020, Brussels, Belgium

International Conference on Forests for Biodiversity and Climate

The world’s forests are in serious danger from deforestation and forest degradation, with a forest area of 1.3 million square kilometres lost between 1990 and 2016. Pressures on EU forest ecosystems due to climate change and unsustainable forest management are a reason for concern and are expected to increase in the future, due to increasing demand of timber coming from the bioenergy the bioeconomy sectors, in a context where illegal logging continues to be recorded in a number of Countries. Overall, protecting forests means protecting biodiversity and working for a climate neutral and climate resilient land.

In this context, DG Environment organises an International Conference on Forest for Biodiversity and Climate on 4-5 February 2020 in Brussels.