Bayer Life Talks returned this week with session on 'Forest Protection'

18 March 2022

Following its successful launch in 2021, the Bayer Life Talks returned on 16 March with a session focusing on ‘Forest Protection – Mitigating Climate Change, Fostering Biodiversity & Delivering on the Green Deal’.

In the context of the recent related proposal by the European Commission, this latest session of the Bayer Life Talks looked at how to best tackle EU-driven global deforestation, with contributions and real-life experiences shared from our excellent speaker line-up:


Moderator: Paul Adamson, Chairman, Forum Europe

Stephan Schraff, Head of Public Affairs European Union, Bayer AG

Patrick Child, Deputy Director-General, DG Environment, European Commission

Rod Taylor, Global Director, Forests. World Resources Institute

Rodrigo Lima, Managing Partner, Agroicone

Yara de Geus, Farmer, Brazil

Dymphnus de Geus, Farmer, Brazil


Watch the session replays and find out more at

Bayer Life Talks

The Bayer Life Talks series is designed as a platform for open and public discussion on how innovations in life sciences should play a role in modern economies, and the contribution they can make to overcoming societal challenges.

The first of the sessions took place on 9 September 2021 and focused on gene editing, following the European Commission’s recent study on new genomic techniques. While the second session of 2021 took place 8 December and looked at the fault lines and opportunities in the relationship between policymakers, business, and the scientific community.

Some of the speakers at these previous sessions included Claire Bury, Deputy Director General, DG SANTE, European Commission; Nicole Grobert, Chair, Group of Chief Scientific Advisors to the European Commission; Maria da Graça Carvalho, Member, European Parliament; and Michael Vorländer, Head of Unit, Education and Research, German Permanent Representation to the EU, to name just a few.

To find out more the Bayer Life Talks series and the sessions that have already taken place – as well as those upcoming – visit