Planting 3 billion trees by 2030: this is the European Commission’s goal. How to get it and with whom to join our efforts? This will be the topic of an international online conference “Planting for the future”, organized under the patronage of the Czech Foreign Minister Tomas Petrzycek. The main presentation is by the European Commissioner Virginius Sinkevicius. Watch it today, March 17th from 2pm Bulgarian time here.
Four working groups will discuss:
Where and how to plant 3 billion trees ?;
Trees for sustainable cities (public sector participation – European Commission, national and regional governments, cities);
Civic and corporate participation (role of the private sector and civil society);
Investing in a greener future (financing the planting of trees, linking public and private resources, flexibility of financial mechanisms).
The individual working groups will issue recommendations to the European Commission.
The conference was followed by the announcement of the eleventh edition’s results of the Year competition’s European Treeand the award ceremony will begin at 4 pm Bulgarian time.