• Koli Forum Round Table Discussion

    Koli Forum Round Table Discussion

    A representative group of members of the Koli Forum Association and its stakeholders gathered to discuss about the role of forests in the European climate policies.

  • Koli Forum 2017

    Koli Forum 2017

    The 5th Koli Forum was organized in connection with the World Circular Economy Forum 2017 in Helsinki. Koli Forum hosted a session titled Forest-based Bioeconomy and Climate Change Mitigation which focused on the importance of forests and forest-based sector in offering solutions to climate change-related challenges.

  • The openers of Koli Forum

    The openers of Koli Forum

    2017 - Kimmo Tiilikainen,
    The Finnish Minister for Agriculture and the Environment
    2015 - Petteri Taalas,
    The Chairman of the Board, Koli Forum Association
    2013 - Pekka Hallberg,
    The Chairman of the Koli Forum Advisory Board
    2011 - Tarja Halonen, The President of Finland
    2009 - Martti Ahtisaari, The Former President of Finland

  • The Koli Theses 2015

    The Koli Theses 2015

    The Koli Forum theses are a joint statement on the steps needed towards a resource-wise 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 2017

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.



”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

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