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Balancing business and regulations

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…
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New board for Koli Forum Association elected

The annual meeting of the Koli Forum Association was held on 26 April 2022 virtually. One of the agenda items was the election of the new board members as well as the new chairman. The board members for the period 2022-2023 are: Dr. Ari Eini, Finnish Forest Centre Dr. Sari Koivula, Regional Council of North Karelia…
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Koli Forum Round Table, 28-29 September 2022

Read the news item about the event here. The biennial Round Table event of Koli Forum will be held on 28-29 September, 2022 at the Break Sokos Hotel Koli, Koli National Park, Finland. The two day Round Table event is an opportunity for the Association members as well as additional experts to gather together and…
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Meet Diana Tuomasjukka, our new Secretary General

European Forest Institute (EFI) continues as the Secretariat of the Koli Forum Association for the period of 2022-2023. Dr. Diana Tuomasjukka is our new Secretary General. ”The collaboration with EFI has been excellent and we look forward to planning future activities with Dr. Tuomasjukka”, says Sixten Sunabacka, chair of the board. Koli Forum will continue…
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Koli Theses 2021 published!

The seventh international Koli Forum event, titled “Forests for Future Generations”, was organized on October 13-14, 2021. During the event, the participants formulated the Koli Theses. The key messages of the Koli Theses are: The role and engagement of the next generation in the future bioeconomy need to be highlighted.The role of forests in climate…
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Meet Hilppa Gregow, vice chair of our Board

"My name is Hilppa Gregow. I work for the Finnish Meteorological Institute as a research professor and head of the weather and climate change impact research unit. I got used to weather risks already when I was young and sailing with my family. My interest in the environment started early too. I loved to wander…
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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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