This year’s version of the High-Level Policy Dialogue (HLPD) will focus on how Sustainable Forest Management (SFM) can serve as a backbone for resilience, stimulating cross-border and cross-sectoral collaboration.
This event has been created to react to emerging issues related to forests and the forest-based sector. The HLPD is an open and informal dialogue that provides a space to promote synergies in the pan-European region and beyond. Ministers (Cem Özdemir, German Federal Minister of Food and Agriculture will give a welcome speech), General Directors (e.g., María Jesús Rodríguez de Sancho from Spain, Michael Reinhard from Switzerland), other national representatives (e.g., Stefanie Schmitz from DG Environment representative), as well as high-level representatives of observer countries and organizations (e.g., Juha Niemela EUSTAFOR President, Technische Universität München, Boris Erg, Director of IUCN European Regional Office), will be present in Berlin and will be brought together with the online audience to discuss and learn from each other.
This platform will be an essential milestone for preparing the FOREST EUROPE 9th Ministerial Conference in 2024 and ministerial documents.
The event will have two consecutive panel discussions where director generals and other participants can interact directly with high-level speakers. To set the scene, renowned scientists will present a science-policy brief and summarize the state of the art in research.
High-level international speakers will have the space to present their experiences and national examples of Sustainable Forest Management and resilience in forests from an environmental, social, and economic perspective. There will be space for interaction with the participants in Berlin and the online audience on both panels.