Climate Chance Europe 2024 Wallonia Summit

Planting, Regenerating, Resilient Forests


The workshop on « Planting, Regenerating and Resilient Forests » presented concrete initiatives aimed at the sustainable development of tree and shrub cover in open and forested areas in order to benefit from the many environmental services they provide. The role of the European Union in these issues was also discussed, as well as the importance of taking social issues into account when preserving forests. 

Walloon initiatives were presented, including the « Yes, we plant! » strategic programme to support the goal of planting 4,000 km of hedges, the « Resilient Forests » support project, Operation Haie’lève involving local actors from the Condroz-Famenne and Tiges et Chavées LAGs, and the Ardennes Communes forestières network. At European level, FERN will address the issue of environmental and social justice, focusing on forests and the rights of forest peoples in the policies and practices of the European Union.