How should the use of German forests continue in the future? The climate crisis is constantly challenging us to rethink and come up with new, environmentally friendly solutions. In this context, Life Terra together with EURACTIV cordially invites you to the virtual stakeholder conference "Does Germany need a new forest policy? Potential and problems of the Forest Strategy 2050".
Germany is one of the most densely forested countries in Europe. Forests account for almost 30 % of the total land area and provide a wide range of ecological and economic services. However, the future of forests in Germany remains uncertain - aspects such as forestry, species protection and climate neutrality are causing disagreement in national politics.
The Forest Strategy 2050 was launched by Germany's previous Minister of Food and Agriculture, Julia Klöckner. One major goal is to adapt forests to their climatic conditions in order to counteract the climate crisis. But there is also criticism, especially on the point of timber production. While Klöckner continues to advocate the use of wood as a building material in the strategy, many call for the reduction of economic interests in the forest.
With the 2021 federal elections, the political focus in Germany has shifted. The new government wants to tighten climate policy, for example by further developing the Climate Protection Act. Cem Özdemir, current Federal Minister of Food and Agriculture, emphasises the importance of environmental protection and biodiversity.
Forest policy is an essential part of climate policy. So is there a need for a renewal of the forest strategy by the traffic light coalition?
As part of the Life Terra project, EURACTIV invites you to a virtual stakeholder workshop to discuss criticisms and opportunities of the Forest Strategy 2050.
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