Joensuu Forestry Networking Week 2011: Forests and Energy
Forest and energy issues bring together researchers and forest sector experts at the Joensuu Forestry Networking Week held for the third time in Joensuu on 22–27 May 2011. This year’s theme, Forests and Energy, emphasises the sustainability of forest energy production and its impacts on regional and national economies, as well as the efficiency of supply chains, entrepreneurship and new, green business solutions.
The Joensuu Forestry Networking Week attracts some sixty participants from a total of twenty different countries, and some of the participants come all the way from Australia and Bangladesh.
The week comprises seminars and workshops which are scheduled to take place in the Metla building on the University of Eastern Finland campus. The programme also includes field trips to two small eastern Finnish towns, Eno and Ilomantsi, where the participants have the opportunity to learn about energy wood harvesting and pellet production.
The annual Joensuu Forestry Networking Week is a joint initiative of the University of Eastern Finland (UEF), the European Forest Institute (EFI), the Finnish Forest Research Institute (Metla) and the North Karelia University of Applied Sciences in increasing networking between European researchers and forest sector experts.
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