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Hope for the forests of tomorrow


Hope for the forests of tomorrow

Join us on 21 March for a lunchtime conversation with best-selling author and forester Peter Wohlleben, author of The Hidden Life of Trees to mark International Day of Forests.

A panel of speakers will talk about their hopes for the forests of tomorrow and MEPs will outline their commitments to protect these incredible ecosystems. It will end with the launch of the Forest Pledge.

If you do not have a European Parliament access badge, bring your ID to the Parliament, and we will pick you up at the main entrance (Place Simone Veil).

Hope for the forests of tomorrow

A lunchtime conversation with Peter Wohlleben and launch of the Forest Pledge

on United Nations International Day of Forests


Timing: 12:00pm – 2:00pm

Location in European Parliament: JAN Brasserie, 3rd Floor

Kindly hosted by:

Benedek Javor MEP (Greens EFA)

Sirpa Pietikainen MEP (European People’s Party)

Maria Noichl MEP (Socialists and Democrats)

Heidi Hautala MEP (Greens EFA)


Opening words by Benedek Javor MEP

Opening words by Spitzenkandidaten (tbc): Manfred Weber, Franz Timmermans, Bas Eickhout

A conversation with Peter Wohlleben followed by a Q&A with the audience led by Maria Arena MEP (Socialists and Democrats)

Panel – ‘Hope for the forests of tomorrow’ led by Sirpa Pietikainen MEP

Tupac Viteri, Indigenous Kichwa leader from Sarayaku, Amazonian province of Ecuador

Jyrki Katainen, VicePresident for Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness (tbc)

Justin Adams, Director, Tropical Forest Alliance 2020, World Economic Forum (tbc)

Response from MEPs (tbc)

Presentation of the Forest Pledge

Concluding words Heidi Hautala MEP (Greens EFA)





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