PROGRAMME

9.00 | WELCOME COFFEE

9.30 | OPENING SESSION

  • Baiba MILTOVIČA, President of the the Section for Transport, Energy, Infrastructure and the Information Society (TEN) of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC)
  • Annika WÄPPLING-KORZINEK, Head of Representation of the European Commission in Sweden

9:40 | KEYNOTE SPEECHES

  • Helene HOLSTEIN, Deputy Director General, Ministry of Rural Affairs and Infrastructure, Swedish presidency of the Council of the European Union
  • Laurenţiu PLOSCEANU, Vice-President of the EESC, President of the EESC study group on Wooden construction for CO2 reduction in building sector

10:00 | PRESENTATION OF THE EESC OPINION

  • Rudolf KOLBE, Rapporteur of the EESC opinion on Wooden construction for CO2 reduction in building sector
  • Sam HÄGGLUND, EESC co-rapporteur on Wooden construction for CO2 reduction in building sector

Discussion

10:30 | COFFEE BREAK

11:00 | PANEL DISCUSSION

Moderator: Rudolf KOLBE, Rapporteur of the EESC opinion on Wooden construction for CO2 reduction in building sector

Guest speakers:

  • Jesper LINDHOLM, Swedish Building Workers' Trade Union (Sweden), Chair of the Europe Regional Committee
  • Susanne RUDENSTAM, Träbyggnadskansliet (Swedish Wood Building Council), Director - “Decarbonising the Construction Sector: The Rise of the Wood Building Industry!
  • Peter HOLMGREN, CEO of Future Vistas - Implications of climate policy on opportunities for wood-based solutions"
  • Bernhard EGERT, UBM Development, Spokesperson of the Austrian Timber Construction Platform - “Potentials and advantages of timber in construction from the point of view of an Austrian real estate developer”
  • Keith FRYER, Board Member of CEI-Bois - “The Power & The Glory of Timber”

Discussion

12:45 | CONCLUSIONS

  • Laurenţiu PLOSCEANU, Vice-President of the EESC, President of the EESC study group on "Wooden construction for CO2 reduction in building sector

13:00 | LUNCH OFFERED BY THE EESC FOR THE PARTICIPANTS