On 9 February 2017, the Representation of the European Region Tyrol-South Tyrol-Trentino hosted a conference on "The Contribution of Alpine Regions to the EU Forest Strategy: Sustainable Management and Financing Instruments". The event aimed at presenting the state of implementation of the New EU Forest Strategy and the future priorities of the Commission ahead of the 2018 mid-term review of the strategy. 

The conference focused on two different aspects. First of all, a geographic and political one. Alpine forests have a positive impact on the socio-economic and environmental well-being of the whole Alpine region. It is of great importance to encourage a debate so that future European policies in the forestry sector acknowledge the unique value and the specificity of forests and of their sustainable management and use in the Alpine Region.

Secondly, a financial aspect was addressed. This was linked to the innovation of the instruments to finance investments in the forestry sector. In this context, the conference aimed to raise awareness among regions on the opportunities offered by the innovative financial instruments set up with the support of the EIB Group. Private investors have shown an increased interest in the forest sector, which falls as well within the scope of EFSI and of the Juncker Plan.

 

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The agenda was structured in two panels and saw the participation of representatives of the European Commission, the EUSALP Action Group 2, the EIF as well as of the administrations of Tyrol, South-Tyrol and Trentino who did a showcase their specific experience in the area of sustainable management of forests

The conference's agenda is available here.

Presentation SEOANE

Presentation GARGANI

Presentation WOLYNSKI

Presentation WALLNER

Presentation UNTERTHINER

 

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