Programme, 4.12.

Draft Programme


Host: Miapetra Kumpula-Natri, Chair, Working Group on Bioeconomy of the European Parliament   
Chair: Göran Persson, ThinkForest President


Welcoming words
Reflections on EU Bioeconomy Strategy, IPCC report and COP24

Chair: Marc Palahi, Director, EFI 
Göran Persson
Miapetra Kumpula-Natri


Climate policy and forest sector (presentation)
Artur Runge-Metzger, Director, DG Clima, European Commission

10:20 Climate mitigation pathways and sustainable development (presentation)
Elmar Kriegler, Vice Chair of Sustainable Solutions Research Domain, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research

Climate substitution impacts of wood products  (presentation)
Pekka Leskinen, Professor, Head of Bioeconomy Programme, EFI


Panel discussion on policy needs for low-carbon products
Moderator: Lauri Hetemäki, Assistant Director, EFI

Panelists include:

Dirk Carrez, Executive Director, Bio-based Industries Consortium
Katharina Knapton-Vierlich, Head of Unit (acting), Public Procurement Strategy, DG Growth, European Commission
Christine Lang, Chair, German Bioeconomy Council    
Linda Rosén, CEO, Lindbäcks Group
Daniel Zimmer, Director of Sustainable Land-use, Climate-KIC

12:10-12:15 Closing remarks
Lauri Hetemäki, Assistant Director, EFI
12:15- 13:30 Networking event with wine and snacks