Planting4Future - 2022


A second edition of our working conference on how to reach the 3 billion trees pledge in Europe by 2030.

Conclusions - Planting4Future Conference 2022 (.pdf, 517 kB)



Under the European Green Deal, the EU biodiversity strategy for 2030 commits to planting at least 3 billion additional trees in the EU by 2030 in full respect of ecological principles. This means that the right tree has to be planted in the right place and for the right purpose. This requires good planning and monitoring.
Our conference will discuss both, tree-planting pledges, their plans and implementation and how we monitor the effort at different levels. Furthermore, we want to discuss how this effort contributes to desired result of carbon storing and how regenerative and carbon farming are able to support this.

22nd of March 2022 at 3 pm, rue du Trone 130, Brussels and online

Major aspect


The working conference will focus on two major aspects:

Data on plantations

Motivation of key planting actors to share the data, how to involve all member states, and how to ensure that only additional trees are counted; not the reforestation or business as usual.

Carbon offsetting

as one of the motivators for participation of companies in tree planting. Offsetting into regenerative agriculture, forestry or carbon farming. Realistic expectations from carbon sequestration in various ecosystems.



15:00 –⁠ 15:30
Welcome and logistical notes from moderator Ladislav Miko
Welcome note from the DG ENV Commissioner Virginijus Sinkevičius
Opening speech for WG 1 Data on plantations, motivation of key planting actors to register (Miroslav Kundrata - Czech Environmental Partnership Foundation)
Opening speech for WG 2 Carbon offsetting and regenerative agriculture (Claire Chenu –⁠ INRAE)
15:30 –⁠ 16:45
Two moderated parallel panels / working groups 
16:45 –⁠ 17:00
Summary of the debate in the plenary

Following event:
17:30 –⁠ 19:00
Award Ceremony of the European Tree of the Year 2022


Previous years

When: 3/22/2022, 3:00 PM

Where: rue du Trone 130, Brussels / Online

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