Joensuu Forestry Networking Week 2012 - Apply by March 2
The Joensuu Forestry Networking Week (JFNW) 2012: Green Growth Based of Forests: New Wooden Producs and Construction.
Europe’s forest sector is playing an important role in climate change mitigation through carbon sequestration and substitution of non-renewable energy and materials. Although, the European forest industry at present displays many characteristics of a green economy – low carbon, resource efficient and socially inclusive, there are still structural changes needed. The challenge for the European forest industry is not only on improving existing forest products but also on developing new wooden based bio-products, such as biodiesel, composites, biopolymers, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics and wellbeing products as well as finding new energy solutions. The use of wood for wood-framed residential and non-residential construction is expected to be a significant challenge, since wood is a low-energy, renewable construction material throughout its life cycle while providing long-term carbon sequestration. The JFNW 2012, taking place in 20-25 May in Joensuu, Finland, discusses green growth based on forests including new wooden products and wood construction.
The participant will be engaged in discussions, lectures, workshops and excursions to broaden their expertise and contacts through active participation and networking. Workshops and excursions will have an important role of the JFNW 2012 event by providing a practical way to deepen the knowledge gathered from keynote lectures and to network with colleagues from all around the Europe.
The interested applicants should submit short description (max. 200-400 words) on their background and interest in the field of the topic(s), and CV with contact details. The requested documents should be submitted by 2.3.2012 to Ms. Helena Puhakka-Tarvainen (helena.puhakka-tarvainen pkamk.fi)
For further information, please visit JFNW2012 website.
The networking week is organised in co-operation with the North Karelian University of Applied Sciences, European Forest Institute, Finnish Forest Research Insitute and University of Eastern Finland.