The ThinkForest science-policy event organised within the #EUGreenWeek on 30 May in Sibiu, Romania, focused on forest biodiversity and forest restoration while marking the official launch of SUPERB.
SUPERB, Europe’s largest transational forest restoration project, was presented by Elisabeth Pötzelsberger, project coordinator at European Forest Institute (EFI). The project involves more than 100 forest science and practice organizations in 20 different countries and includes 12 large-scale forest restoration demonstration sites across Europe.
After an inspiring keynote by His Royal Highness Prince Charles (read the press release here) and an engaging introduction to SUPERB, Bart Muys from KU Leuven presented EFI’s study on Forest Biodiversity in Europe. The study assesses main threats and trends while discussing management options and policy instruments to govern biodiversity conservation in Europe. Barts insightful speech was followed by a high-level panel discussion covering a broad range of topics from the needed involvement of local communities in biodiversity conservation approaches to the EU Forest Strategy, and from legacies of forest management to the potential of payments for forest ecosystem services.
SUPERB is funded by Horizon 2020 under Grant Agreement no. 101036849.
An #EUGREENWEEK event