PEFC EU Policy Conference | 21 September 2016 | Brussels

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PEFC EU Policy Conference | 21 September 2016 | Brussels

The Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) will hold its first PEFC EU Policy Conference on 21 September 2016 at the Residence Palace in Brussels, Belgium.

The event intends to boost the debate on EU policies and sustainable forestry.

Split into two parts, the Conference will initially focus on how we ensure the sustainability of wood for energy use in Europe.

Keynote speaker Mr. Jean-Eric Paquet, the Deputy Secretary General of the European Commission, will give a first insight into the results of the consultation organized by the European Commission.

A panel discussion will follow, with representatives from industry, NGOs and national and EU stakeholders. In particular, the debate will focus on the role that sustainable forest management and Chain of Custody certification can play in ensuring the sustainability of wood for energy.

Later in the afternoon the discussion will switch focus to the role of sustainable forest management certification within the EU FLEGT (Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade) Action Plan.

Ms. Sheam Satkuru-Granzella, Vice Chair of the PEFC Board of Directors and Director at the Malaysian Timber Council (MTC), will present her views on the synergies between certification and the FLEGT Action Plan. This comes in light of the recent evaluation of both the Voluntary Partnership Agreements and the EU Timber Regulation.  

This will be followed by a panel discussion gathering representatives from local and international stakeholders, as well as international organizations and NGOs.

It is possible to register through the following online form: https://podio.com/webforms/16227857/1089519

For more information, please contact Xavier Noyon at [email protected].

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