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Photo: daceznotina(AT)gmail.com / AdobeStock 12.04.2021

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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11.01.2021

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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13.10.2020

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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18.09.2020

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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14.09.2020

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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13.12.2018

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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