Promoting the integration of nature conservation into
sustainable forest management at the policy, practice
and research level

The European Green Deal

What is in it for forests and forestry in times of Covid and Greta?

The European Green deals sets out to transform the EU into a fair and prosperous society, with a modern, resource-efficient and competitive economy where there are no net emissions of greenhouse gases in 2050 and where economic growth is decoupled from resource use. It also aims to protect, conserve and enhance the EU's natural capital.

Regarding forests and forestry, this may have a broad spectrum of implications connected to the various ecosystem services and goods forests provide, from forest biomass to biodiversity and climate change mitigation, but also responding to changing societal demands towards forests. In this seminar, we seek to explore policy visions on the role of forests in the Green Deal, asking the following questions:

The project called “Managing Forests for Resilience and Biodiversity – Bridging Policy, Practice, Science and Education” (FoReSite) is the Secretariat of the European Integrate Network. This project is supported and funded by the German Federal Ministry for Food and Agriculture (BMEL).

Mr. Andrew Doyle
Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine 2016-2020

Andrew Doyle was appointed as a Minister of State at Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine on 19 May 2016. He was first elected to represent Wicklow-East Carlow in 2007 and was a member of Wicklow County Council from 1999-2007. During his career as a TD he has served as Fine Gael’s spokesperson for Agriculture. In 2011 he was appointed Chairman of the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine. This role gave Andrew an invaluable insight into the many issues and challenges facing the Irish agriculture sector. From a farming background, Andrew Doyle TD has brought practical experience to the various roles he has held and has continually highlighted the important role that the indigenous agricultural, food, marine, forestry and horticulture industries can play in Ireland’s economic recovery. He is a recipient of the Stephen Cullinane scholarship from Macra na Feirme spending a year on work experience in New Zealand. Andrew lives on the family farm, outside Roundwood village, in Co. Wicklow with his wife Ann and 4 children.

Humberto Delgado Rosa
DG Environment, European Commission

Humberto Delgado Rosa is the Director for Natural Capital, DG Environment, European Commission. Previously he was Director for Mainstreaming Adaptation and Low Carbon Technology in DG Climate Action. He is experienced in European and international environmental policy, particularly in biodiversity and climate change issues. He served as Secretary of State for the Environment of the Portuguese Government from March 2005 to June 2011. Between 1995 and 2002 he was an advisor for environmental matters to the Prime-Minister of Portugal. He holds a PhD in Evolutionary Biology. H. Delgado Rosa was born in Lisbon in 1960.