Programme 27.10.2020

Public Perception on Forests and Bioeconomy webinar

10:00 Webinar facilitator's welcome and guidance
  Virpi Haavisto, Avantage
10:05 Welcome and opening words

Janez Potočnik, President, ThinkForest

10:10 Keynotes: How to combine different needs for forests in policy
  Terhi Lehtonen, State Secretary, Ministry of the Environment, Finland  
  Maria Patek, Director General for Forestry and Sustainability, Federal Ministry for Agriculture, Regions and Tourism, Austria
10:25 Keynotes on science and media images of forest and their use
  Moderator: Lauri Hetemäki, Assistant Director, EFI
  Tom Heap, Rural Affairs Correspondent, BBC News
  Christopher Raymond, Professor, University of Helsinki (presentation
11:00 Comments
11:05 Public perception on forestry and the forest-based bioeconomy in the EU: Presentation of a new EFI report
  Lea Ranacher, Wood K plus, Competence Center for Wood Composites and Wood Chemistry (presentation
11:20 Panel on science and interest groups shaping public perceptions on forests
  Moderator: Kai Lintunen, Team Leader, The UNECE/FAO Forest Communicators' Network
  Göran Berndes, Professor, Biomass and Land Use, Chalmers University of Technology and IPCC Lead Author
  Silvia Melegari, Secretary General, CEI-Bois & EOS
  Linde Zuidema, Forests and Climate Campaigner, FERN
12:00 Questions from the media and audience
  Borut Tavčar, Specialized Journalist in Environment, Energy and Mobility, Delo
12:25 Concluding remarks
  Janez Potočnik, President, ThinkForest