Welcome Finnish Forest Centre

The Finnish Forest Centre (Suomen metsäkeskus) has joined the Koli Forum Association in the beginning of 2021. The tasks of the Finnish Forest Centre include enforcing forestry legislation, supporting the sustainable use of forest resources, and promoting forestry and related livelihoods. The Finnish Forest Centre is active in advising forest owners and collecting and sharing…
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SLU Faculty of Forest Sciences joins Koli Forum

The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), Faculty of Forest Sciences has joined the Koli Forum Association. SLU is the first organization outside Finland to join Koli Forum, and the Association has a strong attempt to get more international visibility and outreach in the future. “The Nordic collaboration is increasingly important and SLU joining creates…
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Koli Forum Round Table, October 8-9, 2020

Koli Forum Round Table discussion is organized as hybrid event on early October at the Koli Sokos Hotel, Koli National Park, Finland. The Round Table is aimed at our members and selected observers. This year we are pleased to welcome also three keynote speakers: Jyrki Katainen, Sitra; Petteri Taalas, WMO and Vesa Vihriälä, University of…
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Meet Venla

Meet junior researcher Venla Wallius, who will be taking care of the practicalities and organization of Koli Forum events together with the rest of the Secretariat and Board. Venla has been living in North Karelia for most of her life, but she had a six-year detour in Jyväskylä, Central Finland, studying corporate environmental management (M.Sc.)…
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Meet our Secretary General

My name is Pekka Leskinen and I am the new Secretary General for Koli Forum Association. I am also the Head of Bioeconomy Programme and Professor at European Forest Institute (EFI).  Among others, the Bioeconomy Programme will advance knowledge on sustainable bioeconomy, bioeconomy markets and smart forestry.  I have almost 25-year research experience on sustainable…
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