Organized by the Finnish Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry
Day: Thu 16 Nov, 2017
Time: 8:30–10:00, Parallel Session 1
Venue: Kero, Lappia Hall, Rovaniemi
What do we mean by resilient Arctic bioeconomy? How can we develop sustainable and responsible bioeconomy by working together with the various stakeholders in the Arctic?
The Arctic region possesses a wide variety of renewable natural resources: forest, water, fish and game. The aim of this session is to discuss different approaches to sustainable bioeconomy, ranging from researchers to local practitioners and global decision-makers.
The session will bring together diverse aspects of the bioeconomy and how to strengthen resilience in the Arctic region. Other challenges posed by the rapid climate change conditions will also be addressed. Is sustainable bioeconomy the key to resilient communities and livelihoods?
- Jari Leppä, Minister of Agriculture and Forestry, Finland
- Jaana Husu-Kallio - Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry
- Ivonne Higuero-
Director, Forests, Land and Housing Division, UNECE
- Suvi Sojamo - Researcher at the Water and Development Research Group at Aalto University in Helsinki
- Pentti Hyttinen - Director General, Metsähallitus
- Virpi Alenius - Researcher, Natural Resources Institute, Finland
- Mia Landauer- Risk and Resilience Program and Arctic Futures Initiative, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), Austria
- Hannu Ylinenpää - Director, Marketing and Innovations, Lappset Group Ltd
- Katja Misikangas - Co-Founder, Partner, Product Manager, Arctic Warriors Ltd