Energy  |  Events  |  10.11.2011

Conference: Forestry and Biomass - economical use of resources

Dutch Green MEP Bas Eickhout organises with support of environmental organisations a conference about the economical use of wood. The demand for wood is growing dramatically worldwide, partly because wood serves as fuel for power plants that run on biomass. This has a visible impact on forests in Europe and beyond. 

EVENT: Conference

DATE: November 10, 2011, 14:00 

PLACE: European Parliament, Brussels 

Program

13.00 - 14.00 Welcoming remarks and introduction by Bas Eickhout, MEP, Greens/EFA

  • Pending issues on biomass - Joost Van de Velde, DG Environment, European Commission
  • Availability of forest resources in Europe - Mark Lindner, European Forest Institute
  • Global wood supply - Sten Nilsson, former director of IIASA

14.00 - 14.50 Panel discussion

  • Jean-Marc Jossart – AEBIOM (European Biomass Association)
  • Marco Mensink - Confederation of European Paper Industries
  • Maria Gomez-Gafo Zamalloa - DG Agriculture and Rural Development, European Commission

14.50 - 15.00 Closing remarks 

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