Conference on Deforestation and Forest Degradation

Conference on Deforestation and Forest Degradation
  • Start date : 26/05/2014 00:00:00
  • End date : 27/05/2014 23:59:59
  • Where : Brussels, Belgium

Environment, consumers and health, Events/Conf/Fairs, European Commission

Deforestation, forest degradation and their socio-economic drivers are global challenges which can put at risk the global environment as well as economic and social development. This Conference aims at taking stock of what we know, at identifying new synergies and at informing future work, in our common fight against global deforestation and forest degradation.


Specifically, the Conference aims to:


  • Increase visibility of challenges and possible solutions related to forest loss and degradation at global level, identify possible areas of convergence/agreement between stakeholders, outline possible new actions in support of existing targets;
  • Build synergies between key players from public and private sectors, as well as civil society, both from EU and developing countries with a view to help future climate negotiations;
  • Inform further (EU) work on REDD+, Sustainable Development Goals, CBD Biodiversity Strategy, FLEGT Action Plan, Resource Efficiency Roadmap and the fight against deforestation move generally.


Mr Poto─Źnik, European Commissioner for Environment, will open the Conference and it is expected that Mrs Hedegaard, European Commissioner for Climate Action, will close it.