Programme

The Young Leadership Programme on Forest-Based Bioeconomy: Focus on Russia runs for 5 days, on 7-11 December 2015. See the whole week's programme here. (pdf file)

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During the week, the Programme will address the following specific questions.

  • What bioeconomy means and how is it interpreted and implemented in Russia?
  • What are the current changes in the Russian economy and its forest-related sector?
  • What are the long-term prospects for the Russian forest-based bioeconomy to increase trade, investments, and new technologies in a sustainable way to enhance the livelihood from forests?
  • How is forest policy and governance changing at the international and Russian level, and what kind of impacts are most important for Russian forest-based bioeconomy?
  • What other economic sectors (e.g., energy, housing, biomaterials, chemicals, etc) may also be involved into Russian forest-based bioeconomy?

The Programme will feature a mix of keynote speeches and lectures, workshop-style discussions and practical exercises, as well as a field trip.

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