Forests & forest product innovation for an inclusive net-zero economy
Venue: Nature Zone Pavilion (Blue Zone)
Date: 11 November
Time: 17:00 – 18:30 pm GMT
Description: This session will focus on how sustainable working forests and forest products play an important role in climate change mitigation and can help to accelerate the transition to an inclusive net-zero economy. It will explore three important pillars: (1) the opportunities offered by the forestry sector to enable the global transition to a net-zero economy; (2) the opportunity for forest products such as sustainable mass timber to help reduce the embodied carbon footprint of buildings and cities; and (3), the role of sustainable forest management to enhance essential ecosystem services.
Organization: IUCN, World Economic Forum, WBCSD’s Forest Solutions Group, Climate-KIC and The Forests Dialogue.
Chris Buss, Director, Forest Conservation Programme (Moderator)
Gonzalo Muñoz, High-Level Climate Action Champion – opening remarks (TBC)
John Kornerup Bang, Senior Vice President, Sustainability Transformation, Stora Enso
Sarah Price, Sustainability Manager, Sappi Europe
Josefina Braña Varela, Vice President and Deputy Lead Forests, WWF
Kirsten Dunlop, Chief Executive Officer, Climate-KIC
Mario Ledermann, Technical Lead, Lendlease Europe