Pekka Leskinen

Head of Bioeconomy Programme, European Forest Institute

Pekka Leskinen is Head of Bioeconomy Programme and Professor at the European Forest Institute (EFI). Among others, the Bioeconomy Programme will advance knowledge on sustainable bioeconomy and bioeconomy markets. Prof. Leskinen has broad research and research co-ordination experience in the fields of sustainable use of natural resources, life cycle assessment and multi-criteria decision analysis, and he has published e.g. more than 90 peer-reviewed papers on these topics. Before EFI, he has worked as Research Professor and Head of Group at Finnish Environment Institute, Centre for Sustainable Consumption and Production, joint professor of Finnish Environment Institute and University of Eastern Finland, School of Forest Sciences, and Senior Researcher at Finnish Forest Research Institute.