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The board of Koli Forum Association welcomes new members

The annual meeting of the Koli Forum Association was held on 12 April 2021, via remote connections. Two new board members were elected in addition to the current members and chairperson who continue for the second year. The board members for the period 2020-2021 are: Dr. Jussi Manninen, VTT Technical Research Centre of FinlandDr. Pentti Hyttinen,…
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Save the date for Koli Forum 2021

This year, the Koli Forum seminar will focus on the role of forests in climate change mitigation and in rebuilding our society after the COVID-19 crisis. Moreover, the engagement and role of the next generation in future bioeconomy will be emphasized. Participants of the event will jointly draft and adopt the so-called Koli Theses. Save…
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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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Koli Forum 2020 Round Table focused on sustainable use of natural resources, bioeconomy and circular economy

Based on the discussions in the 2020 Round Table event, the Koli Forum 2021 will be focusing on the sustainable use of natural resources, circular bioeconomy, and enhancing dialogue based on scientific knowledge. Koli Forum 2021 will emphasize global and cross-sectoral cooperation, bringing forward viewpoints from e.g. the financial sector. Our keynote speakers gave us…
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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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Join our discussion forum for global leaders!

Koli Forum is a top-level discussion platform focusing on sustainable use of natural resources and opportunities available through bioeconomy. We organize biennial, international Koli Forum event and topical Round Table discussions that bring together business leaders, investors, policy makers, academia and civil society. During the past 10 years Koli Forum has established itself as an…
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Koli Forum Round Table on October 8-9, 2020

The biennial Round Table event of Koli Forum will be held on October 8-9, 2020 at the Break Sokos Hotel Koli, Koli National Park, Finland. The two day (noon to noon) Round Table event is an opportunity for the Association members as well as additional experts to gather together and discuss the themes of Koli…
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