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15 November 2016, 13:30-16:00 CET
International Press Center, Brussels

 

Chair: Göran Persson, ThinkForest President
Host: Miapetra Kumpula-Natri, MEP

 

News release: Creating an innovative bioeconomy: forests offer more than wood

 

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The ThinkForest event ‘Building an innovative and resilient forest bioeconomy’ was held at the International Press Center, Brussels on 15 November 2016.

Jyrki Katainen, Lauri Hetemäki, Göran Persson, Marc Palahí

 

Miapetra Kumpula-Natri, Marc Palahí

How to build an innovative and resilient forest bioeconomy was the subject of discussion among speakers, panellists and the audience. Discussions focused on:

  • The potential the forest-based bioeconomy has to offer for sustainable growth and new investments in the EU
  • How new technologies could bring ‘added value’
  • How to raise awareness of this added value that forests are offering
  • How to create a common understanding of the sustainability of a forest-based bioeconomy, including the potential use of forest-based indicators for bioeconomy monitoring and assessment

Our speakers included:

Jyrki Katainen, European Commission Vice-President for Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness
Anton Stredák, State Secretary of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development of the Slovak Republic

John Bell, Director, Bioeconomy, DG Research and Innovation
Fredrick Federley, MEP
Lauri Hetemäki, Assistant Director EFI
Elisabeth Köstinger, MEP
Bart Muys, Prof., Forest Ecology and Management Research Group, KU Leuven
Bernhard Wolfslehner, Head of EFI's Central-East and South-East European Regional Office – EFICEEC-EFISEE

Anton Stredák

 

Panel: Bart Muys, Fredrick Federley, Göran Persson, Elisabeth Köstinger, John Bell

More information

If you have any questions about events, please contact Ulla Vänttinen, European Forest Institute (ulla.vanttinen @ efi.int).

Further information is also available from Prof. Lauri Hetemäki, Assistant Director, European Forest Institute (lauri.hetemaki @ efi.int)

 

Photos: Francois Radermecker