Koli Forum 2013

ARCHIVE: FORESTS AND WATER – the key resources for sustainable and competitive bioeconomy

17-19 September 2013

The Third Koli Forum will take place on 17–19 September 2013 in the Koli National Park, Finland. The biennial Forum provides a forward-looking and informal global discussion platform enabling leading decision makers to put forward common ideas and proposals for sustainable bioeconomy, the management of natural resources and leadership strategies to produce competitive business opportunities.

The Third Koli Forum will bring together political, business, science and cultural opinion leaders to combat global economic, environmental and social challenges. The topic in 2013 is “Forest and water, the key resources for sustainable bioeconomy.”

The themes include natural resources management, resource efficiency and industrial symbiosis, wood constructions and clean water. How will the global pressure on natural capital and the access to raw materials change global production and consumption patterns? Will climate change and water scarcity increase the risk of global conflicts and crises? Is resource efficiency a way out of such crises?

The sessions on each theme will be approached via keynote presentations, panel discussions and active participation in workshops. Discussions on effective and fresh leadership strategies will be central to all solutions.

 Forum participation is by invitation only and limited to about one hundred eminent decision makers, executives and experts. The voices of children, young people and NGOs will be clearly heard.

Koli Forum has achieved its goal of becoming a trendsetting and advisory forum in the field of bioeconomy and sustainable use of forest resources in particular. It seeks to cater for the needs of companies, the European Commission, UN, FAO and OECD, among other bodies.

The Koli Forum considers the use of natural resources from different perspectives. The aim is to find solutions to the problems raised, and then drawing up a set of proposals for action: the Koli Theses.

 

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