OPENING SESSION (PLENARY) 


Venue: University of Eastern Finland,  Hall Au100

 
Session chairperson:  Professor (emer.) Paavo Pelkonen, chairman of North Karelia biosphere reserve steering committee



WELCOMING ADDRESSES


Ministry of the Environment,  Hannele Pokka,  Permanent Secretary


Centre for Economic  Development, Transport and the  Environment for North Karelia, Ari Niiranen,  Director General


University of Eastern Finland (UEF),  Perttu Vartiainen, Rector


Joensuu City,  Kari Karjalainen, Mayor

 

UNESCO, Man and the biosphere Programme,  Meriem Bouamrane, Programme specialist



KEYNOTE ADDRESSES

 

Towards catchment-based governance and management for sustainable waters:
gap analysis of social and ecological systems at multiple scales
Per Angelstam, Professor, SLU, Sweden

Balanced relationship between man and nature
Jari Lauronen,  CEO, Joensuu Science Park

Forests and mining , case North Karelia
Pentti Hyttinen, Region mayor, Regional Council of North Karelia  

Bioenergy and wood construction - an essential, regional symbiosis
Matti Kuittinen , Architect, Aalto University

 


INTRODUCTION TO CONFERENCE PROGRAMME AND WORKING METHODS

Was guided by Professor (emer.) Paavo Pelkonen, chairman of North Karelia biosphere reserve steering committee

 

 

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