• Koli Forum 2016 updates

    Koli Forum 2016 updates

    Focus on forest bioeconomy with a new chairman
    Professor Jyrki Kangas started as the new chairman of the board of the Koli Forum Association in February 2016.
    At the same time Koli Forum Association has decided to sharpen its focus: Forest and wood-based bioeconomy and related sustainability issues will be in the center of the association’s future activities.

  • Openers of the Koli Forum

    Openers of the Koli Forum

    Koli Forum 2009 was hosted by the President of Finland and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Martti Ahtisaari.
    Koli Forum 2011 was opened by the President of Finland Tarja Halonen.
    Koli Forum 2013 was opened by Dr. Pekka Hallberg, President, Chairman of the Koli Forum Advisory Board.
    Koli Forum 2015 was opened by Dr. Petteri Taalas, Chairman of the Koli Forum Board, Koli Forum Association.

  • KOLI THESES 2015

    KOLI THESES 2015

    The Koli Theses 2015 are published
    The Theses are defined by opinion-leaders from the spheres of business, politics, science and culture. They serve to steer discussion and to influence those who shape our common future.

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The objective of the bioeconomy is to generate sustainable economic growth and jobs based on bio-based resources. At the same time we need to ensure that the nature’s ecosystems are taken care of. The bioeconomy is a means to better society.

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Speakers 2015

Window for the bioeconomy is now open. There is world- wide demand for the solutions that can meet mankind’s great challenges, such as climate change and resource scarcity. These major challenges create demand – and perhaps even greater need and vision – that can be met by the bio-driven economy.


Koli Forum is a platform for global leaders to identify, analyse and disseminate policy and leadership strategies that make the most of natural resources and innovation capacity. The aim is to turn current challenges into growth opportunities in the field of the bioeconomy.


Secretary General

Liisa Käär
Ph.D. (Forestry) Koli Forum ry Pohjoinen Rautatiekatu 21 B FI-00100 Helsinki, Finland + 358 40 520 0134 liisa.kaar@koliforum.fi



”International cooperation, exchange of concepts, views and experiences and - last but not least - learning from each other is of utmost importance. I learned a lot already at the first day of the Koli Forum. Intercultural, multidisciplinary and systemic approaches are essential. The global participation at the Koli Forum 2015 will help to achieve the goals towards a better world within its physical limits.”
Dr. Xaver Edelmann, President World Resources Forum

Koli Forum Association

Pohjoinen Rautatiekatu 21 B • FI-00100 Helsinki • www.koliforum.fi