Event Fern Panel Discussion: Insights into Sweden’s forests

Fern Panel Discussion: Insights into Sweden’s forests

Date(s) - 01/03/2023
12:30 - 14:30

Press Club Brussels Europe


Register here

Please register before 17.00 on Monday 28 February.


For the next six months, Sweden, one of the EU’s most forested countries, holds the Presidency of the Council of the European Union (EU). This comes at a time when the EU is discussing several forest related files. To consider what this may mean for forests and forest policies, the Swedish Society for Nature Conservation and Fern have teamed up to organise an event ‘Insights into Sweden’s forests’ on 1 March 2023 (details below).

This event will be an opportunity to hear from people whose livelihoods depend on forests, including Swedish foresters and leaders from the Indigenous Sami communities.


Registration from 12:00-12:30

  • Welcome – Karin Lexén, Secretary General, Swedish Society for Nature Conservation
  • The state of biodiversity in Sweden’s forests – Malin Sahlin, Policy Officer Boreal forest, Swedish Society for Nature Conservation
  • Sweden’s Indigenous Peoples and their relationship with forests – Anja Fjellgren Walkeapää, Reindeer Herder
  • Views from a forest owner – Martin Jentzen, Forest Engineer
  • Q&A
  • Panel discussion: Broader context of European Forests
    • Ion Codescu, Head of Unit Land Use and Management, DG Environment, European Commission
    • Kelsey Perlman, Fern
    • Professor Sten B. Nilsson, CEO, Forest Sector Insight
    • Member of the European Parliament
  • Q&A
  • Closing remarks

17:00: Forest Drinks at Fern’s offices in Mundo B

Forest Drinks have been held by Fern since it was founded in 1995 to encourage informal exchanges over forest issues between European stakeholders. Friendships and even marriages have resulted from our Forest Drinks! As the name indicates, we will be offering drinks and snacks and screening the film ‘More of Everything’ about forest management in Sweden followed by an open discussion.

Categories: Events, European Forests