Session 1.2

Forests rooted! Forests’ health and resilience through a soil perspective

Forests in Europe need to increase in quality and quantity. The role of soils is an often overlooked perspective in the health and resilience of forests, and in the fulfilment of various forest functions, such as reducing risks of floods or land degradation, carbon storage, and as a habitat for wild species. The 2030 Biodiversity Strategy calls for forests to retain their function for both biodiversity and climate, and for forests to be preserved in good health. This session aims at raising more awareness of the importance of soil in forests and the way forest management practices influence soil characteristics, and ultimately the retention of the forest functions.

Our principal priority is the health, safety and wellbeing of our speakers, moderators, exhibitors and participants, and so we have been monitoring the situation concerning the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak constantly. Due to the current situation and restrictions, it has been decided that EU Green Week 2020 will be available exclusively online.

You will have the opportunity to join the EU Green Week in a new immersive virtual experience. Not only will you be able to watch all the sessions live and interact with the speakers, but you will also have the possibility to explore the exhibitions and network with the other attendants just as if you were there !
The virtual event platform will be soon open - all you have to do is to register and you will gain access to the event from your home or office.
If you are interested in attending the virtual event, you can leave your e-mail address here and we will contact you as soon as the registration platform is available.