The consultation featured lectures by experts from various institutions. The participants were addressed by GIS Director Dr Primož Simončič. Mojca Dolinar, MSc, from the Slovenian Environment Agency, held a lecture on climate change in Slovenia and Dr Borut Vrščaj, from the Agricultural Institute of Slovenia, held a lecture on the key measures to reduce emissions and increase sinks on agricultural land. Dr Aleš Poljanec, from the Slovenian Forestry Institute, spoke about the role of forests in climate change mitigation, and Dr Nike Kranj, from the Slovenian Forestry Institute, talked about the use of wood and the potentials of wood products in reducing emissions. The aim and planned activities of the Partnership for Sustainable Land Use and Forestry were presented by Dr Boštjan Mali. A video interview with Simon Kay (DG Climate Action), who conveyed the messages of the European Commission on the role of LULUCF in achieving climate goals, was shown at the event. The event also featured a presentation of the interministerial working group and the first screening of the film "Sustainable Land Use for the Transition to a Low-Carbon Society". The discussion participants talked about the potentials and developmental perspectives of agriculture, forestry, the wood industry and land use for the reduction of GHG emissions in LULUCF.
A survey was carried out among the event participants, who shared their views on achieving climate goals, the role of LULUCF in the transition to a low-carbon society, the contributions of forestry, agriculture and wood use in achieving climate goals, measures to reduce emissions and increase sinks in forestry and the use of agricultural land.
The event was attended by over 100 people. Attendees included representatives of ministries, research institutions, educational institutions, non-governmental organisations, other public authorities and organisations and the general public. More information about the outcomes of the meeting will follow in the next few days.
You can learn more about sustainable land use for the transition to a low-carbon society in this video.