Humankind doesn’t have many years left for halting climate change. Forestry is almost the only sector in the world that can offer solutions to the present climate challenges. Forestry has been widely discussed in Estonia, but there has been no development or progress. Little attention has been given to what’s happening in this sector in the world.
Ekspress Meedia and the Estonian Forest and Wood Industries Association are organising a conference, which will be held on 30 October at Noblessner Foundry and where forests and wood will be discussed in light of the present climate challenges. The objective is to discuss the topic on the basis of facts, the opinions of specialists and cooperation. We will disprove the simplified view that the forest is nothing but wooden spoons, furniture or firewood. Far from it. Everything can be made from the forest. We want to open people’s eyes by speaking about this.
What opportunities could Estonia have in light of the biggest challenge faced by humankind today? What should we do to be a pioneer in this field?
The day will be filled with statistical overviews, discussions of the connection between the forest and the climate, the global view of forestry, trends, local opportunities and developments, the view of scientists, and debates about policy and possible developments. It will be a busy and informative day where every participant can have a say and ask questions.
Everyone interested in informed forest management and future opportunities as well as participating in discussions of the developments in the field is welcome to attend the conference. Politicians, environmental officials, representatives of local governments, private forest owners, representatives of companies operating in the forestry sector as well as NGOs operating in the area of environment and environmentally aware people are welcome.