Monday 11 March

Tentative schedule. On-site registration at the premises of Business Joensuu, Länsikatu 15, Joensuu start at 8.30


"Leadership and the bioeconomy in the time of transformational changes" seminar



  Jukka Mönkkönen, Rector, University of Eastern Finland (UEF) (presentation)
  Marc Palahí, Director of the European Forest Institute (EFI) Chair
9.30 Leadership in a world of accelerated changes and unprecedented challenges
  Xavier Marcet, President of Lead to Change  (presentation)
  Q&A and discussion
  Session 1:Towards a global circular bioeconomy: trends, challenges and opportunities for forests and forest-based sectors
10.00 Which forest resources do we have globally to realize the bioeconomy?
  Peter Csoka, Forestry Policy and Resources Division, Forestry Department, FAO (presentation)
10.20 Global forest governance: ways forward for a sustainable bioeconomy
  Alexander Buck, International Union of Forest Research Organisations (IUFRO) (presentation)
10.40 Q&A and discussion
11.00 Coffee break
  Session 2: Interpreting the forest bioeconomy: regional perspectives in the world
11.30 European forest bioeconomy: key sectors and principles
  Lauri Hetemäki, EFI (presentation)
11.50 Russian potential of forest bioeconomy
  Sergei Bobylev, Center for Bioeconomy and Eco-Innovations, Lomonosov Moscow State University (presentation)
12.10 Circular economy in China and its connection with bioeconomy
  Xiaoqian Chen, EFI (presentation)
12.30 Q&A and discussion
13.00 Light lunch and drinks (end of the open seminar)

Theme 1 Forest in bioeconomy: issues at stake

  Moderator of the day: Antti Asikainen, Natural Resources Institute Finland (LUKE)
14.00 Introduction to the YLP week
  Elena Kulikova, Coordinator of the Young Leadership Programme, EFI (presentation)
14.20 Participants will introduce themselves
14.40 Concept of bioeconomy in Europe: background, history, current situation
  Antti Asikainen, LUKE (presentation)
15.20 European forest under climate change and climate smart forestry
  Hans Verkerk, EFI (presentation)
15.40 Wood-based products in climate change mitigation
   Pekka Leskinen, EFI (presentation)
16.00 Panel discussion and wrap-up of the day
  Panelist will be the same as the speakers above
16.30 Coffee
16.50-18.00 Scenario building: Prospective of forest-based bioeconomy: Europe, China and Russia
  Introduction to group work by Päivi Pelli, UEF