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Opportunities and challenges of sustainable forest bioeconomy

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Wanha Satama

Pikku Satamakatu 3−5

00160 Helsinki

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Join us in discussing the opportunities and challenges of sustainable forest bioeconomy on 13 December 2017 in Helsinki, Finland. This scientific seminar is organised by the FORBIO-project, the Royal Swedish Academy of Agriculture and Forestry and Future Forests back-to-back with the Bioeconomy Investment Summit.


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The seminar is chaired by Pekka Leskinen, European Forest Institute.

13:00-13:10 Opening the seminar
Lauri Hetemäki, European Forest Institute
Göran Ståhl,
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

13:10-13:20 Flagging the Sweden’s centennial gift to Finland, supported by the Swedish Royal Academy and Wallenberg Foundation
Tomas Lundmark, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

13:20-14:00 Keynote address: The big picture: how does circular bioeconomy relate to grand societal challenges?
Robert Costanza, Australian National University

14:00-14:30 topic to be confirmed
Jessica Nordin, Sveaskog, Sweden

14:30-15:00 Lessons learned on sustainability of forest bioeconomy
Jyrki Kangas,
University of Eastern Finland

15:00-15:30 Coffee break

15:30-16:00 Markets for forest bioeconomy products
Lauri Hetemäki, European Forest Institute

16.00-16:50 Panel Discussion “What do the scientists agree on, and do not agree on, and why, on the benefits of forest bioeconomy?”
Chaired by Markku Ollikainen, University of Helsinki, Finland

Panelists represent the top experts from Finland and Sweden, names to be confirmed.

16:50-17:00 Concluding remarks by Pekka Leskinen, European Forest Institute

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