Save the date: Koli Forum 2019 – Wealth, Health and Wellbeing from Nordic Forests

The theme of the Koli Forum 2019 is Wealth, Health and Wellbeing from Nordic Forests reflecting the many versatile dimensions embedded in forestry. The goal of this 10th anniversary Koli Forum event is to view forestry and forest-based bioeconomy from a wider perspective where economic, social, environmental and cultural aspects are considered in a holistic way. During the past…
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European forests as carbon sinks

BLOG Author: Raisa Mäkipää, Natural Resources Institute Finland | The European updated Bioeconomy Strategy aims to develop the bioeconomy in order to maximize its contribution towards the 2030 Agenda and its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), as well as the Paris Climate Agreement. The core of the strategy is the sustainable production of renewable biological resources…
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Koli Forum presented Climate Smart Forestry in Brussels

Different aspects of forestry and climate change were discussed in Brussels on December 3rd, when Koli Forum gathered European policymakers and leaders to the Finnish EU Representation to discuss about the practical solutions offered by climate smart forestry. The event included professor Birger Solberg’s (Norwegian University of Life Sciences) presentation of the results of a recent LULUCF…
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Kokonaishyvinvointia metsistä - Koli Forum Round Table 2018

Lokakuussa Kolilla pidetyssä Round Table -tilaisuudessa keskityttiin metsistä saatavaan kokonaishyvinvointiin. Tilaisuudessa pohdittiin yhteisen keskustelun ja alustusten saattamana minkälaisella politiikalla ja käytännön toimilla on mahdollista löytää tasapaino ilmastokysymysten, monimuotoisuuden ja virkistyshyötyjen kesken – samalla kun biotalouden tulo- ja työllisyysvaikutusten halutaan kasvavan. Intensiivinen keskustelufoorumi osallistui alan keskeisiä vaikuttajia, jotka ovat yhdistyksen jäsenorganisaatioiden korkeinta johtoa sekä kutsuttuja asiantuntijoita. Tilaisuuden myötä…
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Greetings from the Chairman of the board

Ten years ago I was part of a group that decided to establish a new discussion forum in Finland, focusing on the sustainable use of natural resources and the role of bioeconomy. The idea was to offer a platform for finding solutions for important societal issues and formulate long term future development guidelines. Another goal…
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New board members and Chairman of the board

The annual meeting of the Koli Forum Association was held on March 15th in Helsinki. The new board members as well as a new chairman were elected at the annual meeting. The board members for the period 2018-2019 are: Dr. Mari Walls, President and CEO of Natural Resources Institute FinlandDr. Anne-Christine Ritschkoff, Senior Advisor, Adjunct Professor…
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Hot topics were discussed at the Koli Forum's Round Table - Proposed EU climate policies & the role of forestry

A representative group of members of the Koli Forum Association and its stakeholders gathered at Koli, Finland, in October to discuss timely issues related to the role of forests in the European climate policies. Chairman of the Koli Forum Association’ board, Professor Jyrki Kangas opened the meeting and expressed a special welcome to Tornator Oy,…
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Koli Forum Round Table, October 9-10, 2017

Koli Forum Round Table discussion is organized on October 9-10, 2017 at the Koli Sokos Hotel, Koli National Park, Finland. The program starts on Monday afternoon with three extremely topical presentations and continues with discussions until dinner time. On Tuesday the Round Table focuses on forming it’s Key Messages and hears the investors viewpoints about…
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The 5th Koli Forum: forest-based bioeconomy and climate change mitigation

Audience and Atmosphere A total of 1,700 people gathered at the Finlandia Hall in Helsinki to participate in the first World Circular Economy Forum where the Koli Forum Association was one of the co-organizers together with the Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra and its partners. The session organized by Koli Forum drew the attention of the global audience…
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Bioeconomy meets circular economy at the World Circular Economy Forum in June 2017

The World Circular Economy Forum will be organized by the Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra on 5-6 June, 2017 at the Finlandia Hall in Helsinki. The forum aims to clarify how Circular Economy solutions can contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals by generating growth and jobs in different parts of the world. Koli Forum will be responsible for organizing…
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