The world is changing and needs tranformational leaders
Join our open seminar, "Leadership and transformational change towards the bioeconomy” which will take place in Joensuu, Finland on Monday 11 March at 9.00 AM. Well-known keynotes will lead reflections on the importance of leadership in times of changes and, at the same time, present their view on what types of changes our world is facing on the way towards a global circular bioeconomy with the focus on forests and forest-based sectors.
Xavier Marcet, President of Lead to Change, will set the scene while he examines leadership in a world of accelerated changes and unprecedented challenges.
During the first session, Peter Csoka, from the Forestry Department of FAO, will describe which forest resources do we have globally and how they can be used to realise the bioeconomy concept. He’ll be followed by Alexander Buck, from the International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO), who will stress on issues of global forest governance with this regard.
The second session will help to discover regional perspectives of the forest-based bioeconomy. In particular, at the scale of Europe presented by Lauri Hetemäki from EFI, Russia by Sergei Bobylev from Lomonosov Moscow State University and China by Xiaoqian Chen from EFI.
The seminar marks the Opening Event for the 2019 edition of EFI’s Young Leadership Programme YLP Eurasia. The 2019 edition will focus on Eurasia, exploring the potential of the forest-based bioeconomy in China and Russia in connection with Europe. It targets the leaders of the future, bringing young professionals together with experts to create a new space where change can happen. It provides training, knowledge sharing and networking opportunities.
Draft programme: (also available as a pdf)
|Jukka Mönkkönen, Rector, University of Eastern Finland|
|Marc Palahí, Director of the European Forest Institute (EFI)|
|9.30||Leadership in a world of accelerated changes and unprecedented challenges|
|Xavier Marcet, President of Lead to Change|
|Q&A and discussion|
|10.00||Which forest resources do we have globally to realise the bioeconomy?|
|Peter Csoka, Forestry Department, FAO|
|10.20||Global forest governance: ways forward for a sustainable bioeconomy|
|Alexander Buck, International Union of Forest Research Organisations (IUFRO)|
|10.40||Q&A and discussion|
|11.30||European forest bioeconomy: key sectors and principles|
|Lauri Hetemäki, EFI|
|11.50||Russian potential of forest bioeconomy|
|Sergei Bobylev, Center for Bioeconomy and Eco-Innovations, Lomonosov Moscow State University|
|12.10||Circular economy in China and its connection with bioeconomy|
|Xiaoqian Chen, EFI|
|Q& A and discussion|
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