Monday 15 December

8.30  

On-site registration at the Joensuu Science Park, Länsikatu 15, Joensuu

9.00

Introduction of the YLP week ( presentation )
Dr. Elena Kulikova, EFI

Theme 1: Global governance: issues at stake and implications for the forest sector

Moderator:  Prof. Dr. Margaret A. Shannon , University of Buffalo

Keynote presentations:

9:15

Opening keynote: Improved environmental governance in the 21st century.
Global forest resources in a changing world: trends, challenges and opportunities
  ( presentation )
Mr. Peter Csoka, Deputy, Forest Economics, Policy and Products Division, FAO

9:35

European forest under climate change: challenges for forest management to combine traditional and new functions of the forest ( presentation )
Prof. Dr. Gert-Jan Nabuurs, Lead Scientist European Forests, Alterra, Wageningen University and Research

09:55

Towards a Green Economy: why, what and how the forest sector can contribute? ( presentation )
Dr. Pentti Hyttinen, Region Mayor, Regional Council of North Karelia

10:15

Coffee break

10:30

The International Forest Policy framework: addressing the challenges and opportunities of forests and forest sector?
Mr. Peter Csoka, Deputy, Forest Economics, Policy and Products Division, FAO

10:50

EU Timber Regulations and Round Wood Act of the Russian Federation ( presentation )
Mr. Nikolay Shmatkov, WWF Russia

11:10

Sustainable governance in forestry. Interactive panel discussion on the emerging forest-related policy framework.

Moderator: Prof. Dr. Margaret A. Shannon, University of Buffalo
Panellists: Mr. Peter Csoka, Prof. Dr. Gert-Jan Nabuurs, Dr. Pentti Hyttinen,
Mr. Nikolay Shmatkov

12:00

Lunch

Theme 2: How are policies affecting the Russian forest sector?

Moderator: Dr. Elena Kulikova, EFI

Keynote presentations:

13:00

The global drivers and political constraints for change in Russia: implications for the Russian forest sector ( presentation )
Dr. Katri Pynnöniemi, The Finnish Institute of International Affairs

13:20

The new Russian forest policy framework, role of stakeholders ( presentation )
Dr. Elena Kulikova, EFI, Mr. Nikolay Shmatkov, WWF Russia

13:40

Discussion with the three speakers

14:30

Coffee break

15:00

Wrap up of the day and presentation of group work exercises
Prof. Dr. Margaret A. Shannon , University of Buffalo

Topic: How are global and Russian policies impacting company and public officials operating environment, and how should they best adjust to these?

15:30

Group work

17:00-18.00

Presentations by groups, keynotes provide feedback