Welcome to Koli Forum 2019

We are proud to welcome you to the 10th anniversary Koli Forum event to be held at the Koli National Park in Finland on 9 – 10 October 2019.  The venue of the conference is Break Sokos Hotel Koli, surrounded by the most beautiful scenery in Finland. The theme of the Koli Forum 2019 is Wealth, health and…
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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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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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Arbonaut joins Koli Forum Association

Arbonaut, a leading technology company in forest resource management information systems, has decided to join the Koli Forum Association. Arbonaut is currently one of the few companies in the world that can provide a full-service system covering every aspect of forest information collection and data management. The company’s mission is to digitalize forest data not…
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Climate smart forestry in practice 3rd of December

CLIMATE SMART FORESTRY IN PRACTICE Time: December 3rd, 2018 at 4-8 p.m.Venue: The Permanent Representation of Finland to the EU, Brussels Highlights Climate Smart Forestry IN PRACTICE: Case studies from public and private forestsResults of a recent LULUCF study: Professor Birger Solberg (Norwegian University of Life Sciences)Open discussion: Best practices and policies to leverage the positive climate impacts…
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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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Tornator has joined the Koli Forum Association

Tornator –  a leading company specialized in sustainable forest management in Europe – has decided to become a member at the Koli Forum Association. Warm welcome! If you are interested in joining this influential group of companies and organizations, please contact Koli Forum’s Secreatary General, Dr. Liisa Käär Read more about Tornator.
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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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