Speakers

Daniel Kraus

Daniel Kraus

Daniel Kraus is a Senior Researcher/Project Leader in EFI’s Central European Regional Office - EFICENT. He holds a MSc degree in forest ecology and management from Freiburg University, Germany, and Universidad Austral, Chile. He was previously a Researcher at the Fire Ecology Research Group of the MPI for Chemistry, Germany, responsible for the coordination of fire ecology research during fire experiments and the use of fire in forest management. He is a visiting lecturer for fire ecology at Freiburg University, Germany, an associate of Working on Fire Int. and founding member of the Pau Costa Foundation on Fire Ecology and Management.

 

Lauri Hetemäki

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Lauri Hetemäki is the Assistant Director at the European Forest Institute and a part-time Professor in Forest Sector Foresight at the Faculty of Science and Forestry, University of Eastern Finland. He is responsible for EFI's policy support activities. His research interests are foresight studies, forest sector outlook studies, and forest products and bioenergy markets. He has extensive experience in coordinating forest sector outlook studies and policy support work, and is the author of over 180 scientific and popular publications.

 

Göran Persson

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Göran Persson served as Prime Minister of Sweden from 1996 to 2006 and was the leader of the Swedish Social Democratic Party from 1996 to 2007. Since leaving office, Mr. Persson has been a consultant for the Stockholm-based PR firm JKL. In 2008 he was appointed Chairman of the Board of Sveaskog by the Swedish Government and he is also the President of the European high-level forum on the future of forests, ThinkForest, facilitated by EFI.

 

Gert-Jan Nabuurs

Gert-Jan Nabuurs

Gert-Jan Nabuurs is Special Professor European Forest Resources at Wageningen University, and the lead scientist on European Forests in Alterra, Wageningen University. Previously he worked as an Assistant Director for EFI. He has a PhD in forest planning and economics and a MSc. in Forestry and Soil Sciences. His main field of interest is in forest resource modelling of European forests for sustainable management in combination with climate change, carbon sequestration and biodiversity issues. Among his many affiliations, are a membership of the expert group for the UNECE's 'European Forest Sector Outlook Studies' and deputy chairmanship of the IUFRO taskforce on climate change.

 

Audun Rosland

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Audun Rosland is Director of the Climate Department, Norwegian Environment Agency. The Climate Department in NEA implements and gives advice on the development of climate policy. In 2010 and 2011 he was Norway’s Chief Negotiator to the Climate Convention (UNFCCC) and Special Advisor for the Norwegian Ministry of Environment. He has followed the negotiation under UNFCCC since mid-1990, including forest topics (LULUCF and REDD+). He is Cand. agric. (M.Sc.) in nature resource management and resource economy at the Agricultural University of Norway from 1981.

 

Annalisa Savaresi

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Annalisa Savaresi is Research and Teaching Fellow at the School of Law, University of Edinburgh, UK. She holds a PhD in law and her research interests include climate change and forestry. She is member of the IUCN World Commission on Environmental Law and writer for the Earth Negotiation Bulletin, published by the International Institute for Sustainable Development.

 

Peter Wehrheim

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Peter Wehrheim works for the European Commission as Head of Unit in the Directorate General "Climate Action". His portfolio includes two different topics: climate finance, and forestry and agriculture. He is responsible for the treatment of agriculture and forestry in the context of the EU's climate policy including in the 2030 climate and energy framework. Peter started work at the European Commission in 2004 and was first affiliated with the Directorate General for Agriculture. Prior to joining the Commission he worked as a senior research fellow at the Centre for Development Research in Bonn/Germany.

 

Georg Winkel

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Georg Winkel has been appointed as Head of the Research Programme Forest for Society at EFI, and will start in his position in October 2015. He holds an MSc degree in Forest Science and PhD and Habilitation in Forest and Environmental Policy. He has extensive background in analysing forest policy in different regions of the world and drawing on a rich set of analytical approaches and methods. He has a large-scale international research experience, with a focus on the interrelation of forest and environmental policy. Currently he works as a Senior Researcher in the Forest and Environmental Policy Group at the University of Freiburg.