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The Role of Bioeconomy in Controlling Forest Fires

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TRYP Madrid Atocha Hotel

83 Calle de Atocha

28012 Madrid

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This ThinkForest forum event on ‘The role of bioeconomy in controlling forest fires’ aims at providing a better science-policy understanding of the problem of forest fires, as well as discuss the opportunities that forest bioeconomy and new policy incentives and measures, for example, under CAP, could offer.

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9:30 Welcoming words
Göran Persson, ThinkForest President
Esperanza Orellana, General Director, Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, Food and Environment, Spain

9:50 The Role of CAP in Forest Fires Prevention
Ignacio Seoane, Deputy Head of Unit, DG Agriculture and Rural Development, European Commission

10:05 Forest fires: the big picture
Marc Castellnou, Strategic Fire Analyst, Regional Fire Services, Catalonia, Spain

10:25 Effective forest fire management and policy
Gavriil Xanthopoulos, Researcher, Institute of Mediterranean Forest Ecosystems

10:45 The bioeconomy as an opportunity to control forest fires in Southern Europe
Inazio Martinez de Arano, Head of EFI’s Mediterranean Facility

11:05 Panel discussion: “Forest bioeconomy, forest fires and policy”
Moderator: Marc Palahí, Director, EFI

José Manuel Jaquotot, Deputy Director General, Ministry of Agric. and Fisheries, Food and Environment, Spain
Tiago Oliveira, Head of Unit, Special Unit for Portuguese Wildfire Management System, Portugal
Alessandra Stefani, Director General, Ministry of Agricultural, Food and Forestry Policies, Italy
Other panelists to be confirmed

12:20 EFI forest fire video

12:25 Concluding remarks
Marco Marchetti, Member of EFI Board, Professor, University of Molise, Italy

12:30 - 14:00 Networking lunch


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The ThinkForest forum is a high-level science-policy discussion and information sharing forum on the future of
European forest-based sector coordinated by European Forest Institute.

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