Koli Forum 2023 -- Bioeconomy markets as a system of change
Europe’s cities, regions, industries and natural resources are facing significant changes. Preparations for the future, routed in a systemic circular bioeconomy, should start now. This calls for a holistic system of sustainable change, which includes long-sighted and sustainable land use for today’s future, sustainable choices of discerning citizens, with business and research mainstreaming innovation and rethinking of services with society at its center. In this transition towards a systemic circular bioeconomy, forests and society play a major role.
Day 1: Wednesday 11 October
13 Coffee / tea
13:30 Opening session, confirmed speakers
Camilla Sandström, UMU/UNESCO: Key considerations for achieving a green and inclusive societal transformation
Marianela Pepe: What do young people expect for future worklife and society?
16.15 Session 1: Sustainable land use for today’s future
This session is organised in collaboration with the Finnish Forest Bioeconomy Science Panel
17:30 Time to network and enjoy Koli
Day 2: Thursday 12 October
9-10.15 Session 2: Mainstreaming innovation, confirmed speakers
Harri Palviainen, Järvenpää: From strategy to buy-in at city/community level. How do you drive the change?
Clara Martinez, ECBF: Financing tomorrow’s solutions
Erik Bengtson, Södra Ädla: Add-on business opportunities while growing forests. Solutions for small-owners and users
10.15-11.30 Session 3: Sustainable choice, confirmed speakers
Marion Hammerl, Lake Constance Foundation: More information on sustainable choices. New developments in certification and ecolabelling.
Amandeep Dhir, University of Agder, Norway: How social media influences consumption.
11.30 Walk to Koli Hill / networking
13.30-15 Session 4: Koli Theses, in small groups
15-16.15 Conclusions and take-home messages
16:30 Bus leaving
18 Train to Helsinki
Meet our speakers
Venue and practicalities
Our main venue is the auditorium located in the Ukko Heritage Centre a few meters away from the Break Sokos Hotel Koli.
Travel to and from Koli
Participants are expected to make their own travel arrangements. We will arrange a shuttle bus to and from Koli, schedules to be confirmed later on.
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