Insights into Sweden's forests

12 January 2023

Insights into Sweden's forests


1 March 2023, 12:30-14:30 CET (Brussels time)


The Press Club Brussels Europe
Rue Froissart 95,
1000 Brussels

Register here

Please register before 17.00 on Monday 28 February.


For the next six months, Sweden, one of the EU’s most forested countries, holds the Presidency of the Council of the European Union (EU). This comes at a time when the EU is discussing several forest related files. To consider what this may mean for forests and forest policies, the Swedish Society for Nature Conservation and Fern have teamed up to organise an event ‘Insights into Sweden's forests’ on 1 March 2023 (details below).

This event will be an opportunity to hear from people whose livelihoods depend on forests, including Swedish foresters and leaders from the Indigenous Sami communities.


Registration from 12:00-12:30

A light lunch will be offered from 12.30-13.00. To avoid food waste, please indicate whether you would like a vegetarian sandwich on the registration page.

  • Welcome - Karin Lexén, Secretary General, Swedish Society for Nature Conservation
  • The state of biodiversity in Sweden's forests - Malin Sahlin, Policy Officer Boreal forest, Swedish Society for Nature Conservation
  • Sweden’s Indigenous Peoples and their relationship with forests - Anja Fjellgren Walkeapää, Reindeer Herder 
  • Views from a forest owner - Martin Jentzen, Forest Engineer
  • Views on Swedish Forestry by Professor Sten B. Nilsson, CEO, Forest Sector Insight
  • Reactions from Pär Holmgren, MEP Group of the Greens/European Free Alliance, Emma Wiesner, MEP Renew Group
  • Reactions from Ion Codescu, Head of Unit Land Use and Management, DG Environment, European Commission
  • Q&A
  • Closing remarks

17:00: Forest Drinks at Fern's offices in Mundo B

Forest Drinks have been held by Fern since it was founded in 1995 to encourage informal exchanges over forest issues between European stakeholders. Friendships and even marriages have resulted from our Forest Drinks! As the name indicates, we will be offering drinks and snacks.

Categories: Events, European Forests

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