Wednesday 3 October 2012

Istanbul University, Beyazıt campus.
Address: Süleymaniye Mh., İstanbul Üniversitesi.

8:00 Registration

9:00 Opening of the EFI Annual Conference morning seminar
Prof. Dr. Yunus Söylet, Rector, Istanbul University
Dr. Mahir Küçük, Deputy Secretary, Ministry of Forestry and Water Affairs
Mr. İbrahim Ciftçi, General Directorate of Forestry

Moderator: Prof.Dr. Bo Jellesmark Thorsen, University of Copenhagen, Faculty of Life Sciences

9:15 The Role of the Forest-based Sector and the Green Economy: An Action Plan
Ms. Paola Deda, UNECE/FAO Forestry and Timber Section ( presentation)

9:25 Wood Biomass and Resource Efficiency in Europe
Ms. Veerle Dossche, Forest and the European Union Resource Network (FERN) ( presentation)

9:35 Role of Fibre Industry
Mr. Stefan Sundman, UPM-Kymmene Corporation ( presentation)

9:45 Panel discussion
Keynote speakers, Prof. Lauri Hetemäki, EFI ( presentation) and Prof.Dr Marco Marchetti, EFI SAB Chairman ( presentation)
Moderator: Mr. Heikki Granholm, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, Finland

10:20 Coffee

10:50 Phasing Out Fossile Fuel Subsidies
Mr. Chris Beaton, International Institute for Sustainable Development ( presentation)

11:00 EU Challenges and Legislative Initiatives Related to a Green European Economy
Mr. Bas Eickhout, Member of the European Parliament ( presentation)

11:10 ERANET Proposal: Sustainable Forest Management and Multifunctional Forestry
Dr. Martin Greimel, Lebensministerium Forestry ( presentation)

11:20 Panel discussion
Keynote speakers, Dr. Pat Snowdon, Forestry Commission ( presentation) and Dr. Peter Mayer, Austrian Federal Research and Training Centre for Forests, Natural Hazards and Landscape.
Moderator: Prof.Dr Bart Muys, EFI

12:00 Networking session ‘ EFI Bazaar

13:00 Lunch

14:15–17:30 EFI Annual Conference decision-making session

19:00 Cocktail, Istanbul University

20:00 Conference Dinner, Daruzziyafe Restaurant