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Forest-Based Bioeconomy and Climate Change Mitigation


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This session will focus on the importance of forests and the forest based sector in offering solutions to climate change related global challenges.

Tuesday 6 June

11.00 Session opens
Keynote address
Minister for Housing, Energy and the Environment Kimmo Tiilikainen, Finland
China’s circular low-carbon development and international cooperation
Deputy Director Ma Rong, National Development and Reform Commission of People’s Republic of China
Role of forests in climate change mitigation
Director General Marc Palahí, European Forest Institute See presentation
Innovative bio-based solutions
Executive Vice President Kati ter Horst, Stora Enso See presentation
Panel discussion
Panelists: Chairman of the Board Henrik Ehrnrooth, Pöyry, CEO Kai Merivuori, The Finnish Sawmills Association, Vice President Public Affairs Erika Mink, Tetra Pak, Director General Marc Palahí, European Forest Institute, Executive Vice President Kati ter Horst, Stora Enso
Moderated by Director General Pentti Hyttinen, Metsähallitus – Finnish State Forest Enterprise
Key takeaways
Professor Jyrki Kangas, Koli Forum & Director General Pentti Hyttinen, Metsähallitus – Finnish State Forest Enterprise
12.30 Session closes
Moderated by Professor Jyrki Kangas, Koli Forum


This session is related to the following Sustainable Development Goals:

Session organised with Koli Forum.

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