10.01.2017 08:00 - 11:30

Climate Policy and Land Use – the potential of well-managed boreas forests and farm land

Organised by the Finnish Central Union of Agricultural Producers and Forest Owners (MTK) at the European Parliament in Brussels on 10 January 2017, the seminar aims:

– to provide most recent research data on carbon dioxide emissions and removals by sustainable agriculture and forestry, the sole sectors which remove and recycle carbon dioxide from the atmosphere

– to discuss methodological approaches for better understanding of climate change mitigation potential by sustainable forest, cropland and grassland management under northern pedoclimatic conditions

– to highlight the role of heavily forested countries in the LULUCF proposal. With agriculture, it is equally important to maintain options to implement sustainable forest management as a commercial activity that is pivotal for enhancing livelihood of rural economies in the remote regions of the EU.