The international conference "Bioeconomy - Based Forestry: Opportunities and Challenges in the Century of Climate Change" was held on 28 September 2016, at H2O 6 Architecture and Media Centre, Durbes iela 4, Riga.
The 21st century is special for the forest sector not only because of technological developments but also because of global environmental changes that affect forestry. The conference sought to answer questions regarding Latvia’s path of development, as well as analyse the latest forestry experiences in the Nordic countries.
Experts resperesented opportunities and challenges the forest sector will face in the coming years:
Agnetha Alriksson (Sweden), Division for Forest and Climate of the Swedish Ministry of Enterprise and Innovation
Marja Kokkonen (Finland), Finnish Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry
Āris Jansons (Latvia), Latvian State Forest Research Institute “Silava”
Sinikka Västilä (Sweden), North European Regional Office of the European Forest Institute EFINORD
Juha Ojala (Finland), Work Efficiency Institute
Tomass Lundmark (Sweden), Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
Henrik Valja (Estonia), Estonian Forest and Wood Industries Association
Dagnis Dubrovskis (Latvia), Forest Faculty of the Latvian University of Agriculture Latvia
Jānis Ciems (Latvia), AS “Latvijas finieris”
Hans Andren (Sweden), City of Växsjö
Gvido Princis (Latvia), Riga City Architect
Andrejs Domkins (Latvia), Forest and Wood Products Research and Development Institute
The conference was organized by "Zaļās mājas association" in cooperation with the Nordic Council of Ministers’ Office in Latvia and Meža attīstības fonds.