The Joensuu Forestry Networking Week 2009 succeeded in connecting young European experts on climate change issues
The first Joensuu Forestry Networking Week brought together over 50 young and experienced professionals working in research, education, consultancy and business as well as policymakers.
The theme of the event was Fighting climate change: adapting forest policy and forest management in Europe.
During the one week event in May, 2009, the participants took part in lectures, discussions, group work and excursions, and broadened their own expertise and contacts through active participation and networking.
Group work focused on how climate change issues such as impacts and
adaptation, uncertainties and risks and mitigation, should be considered in the formulation of forest policy, forest management, forest research and forest extension work. The main findings will be published in a joint Discussion Paper in early autumn.
The event was organised jointly by the Finnish Forest Research Institute (Metla), the European Forest Institute and the University of Joensuu, in co-operation with the COST Action: Expected Climate Change and Options for European Silviculture (ECHOES)