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EVENT: Lungs of the Earth – forest policies for climate and health

28 September 2017

14:30 – 17:00 Brussels, European Parliament, Room A3G-3

Hosted by MEP 

Paul Brannen (S&D)

Forests are a crucial element of tackling climate change, cleaning the air and providing materials and energy. A legislative framework for forests must therefore recognise and balance these multiple, and sometimes competing, roles.

The European Parliament is currently finalising both the new land use and forestry (LULUCF) file and the proposal for the Renewable Energy Directive, at a time when the role of forests in mitigating climate change and cleaning the air we breathe has never been more vital.

MEP Paul Brannen invites you to discuss with researchers and policy makers the ways in which the EU’s climate and energy policies relate to forests, and the role they could play in meeting broader EU socio-economic -and environmental objectives.

Keynote speakers include

Dr William Gillet, Energy Programme Director, European Academies Science Advisory Council (EASAC)

Professor Jaana Bäck, University of Helsinki & Chair Person of EASAC Expert Group

**To join us please register here**

The event will be followed by a drinks reception from 17:00 – 19:00 in the ASP 3D Bar

Spaces are limited and will be attributed on a first come, first served basis.

Please note that registration for participants without a badge to enter the Parliament closes on 13 September.