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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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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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