Tuesday 22 October, at Kungl. Skogs- och Lantbruksakademiens, 10.30–12.00

Lunch seminar on biodiversity

 

Friday 25 October, at Kungl. Skogs- och Lantbruksakademiens, 10.30–12.00

Lunch seminar on forestry and the industry of wood products

 

The photo exhibition “Forests and People” comes to Stockholm for a few weeks. It is designed by GoodPlanet Foundation, which was created by the French photographer Yann Arthus-Bertrand. This event gives the opportunity to draw attention to French and Swedish forest management, which we will discuss during a series of lunch seminars. 

The first lunch seminar will be dedicated to biodiversity. It highlights ecosystem services, their economic assessment and their contribution to a forest management respectful of biodiversity.

The second lunch seminar focuses on forestry and the industry of wood products. It aims to tackle forestry from an economic point of view. We intend to raise awareness on the new uses of forest products that can enhance the economic value of forests.

As far as forest coverage is concerned, Sweden and the Nordic countries rank high, and France, including its overseas territories, also ends up quite high in the list. After the International Year of Forests 2011, it is interesting to see how both Sweden and France contribute to the development of a green economy, and value ecosystem services involving forests as a key element to meet global challenges.

 

Program

Tuesday 22 October

10.00

Registration

10.30

Welcome
Carl-Anders Helander, Secretary General and Managing Director, KSLA
Emmanuel Salmon, Science and Higher Education Attaché, French Embassy in Sweden

10.40

Seminar
Lena Gustafsson, Professor, SLU, Department of Ecology
Frédéric Gosselin, Engineer and researcher in forestry, IRSTEA (National Research Institute of Science and Technology for Environment and Agriculture)

11.20

Open discussion

12.00

Lunch and photo exhibition at the Folkuniversitetet, Kungstensgatan 45, Stockholm

 

Friday 25 October

10.00

Registration

10.30

Welcome
Carl-Anders Helander, Secretary General and Managing Director, KSLA
Emmanuel Salmon, Science and Higher Education Attaché, French Embassy in Sweden

10.40

Seminar
Jan Fryk, Managing Director, Skogforsk
Jean-Michel Carnus, National Institute for Agricultural Research, Forest and Wood Research Site

11.20

Open discussion

12.00

Lunch and photo exhibition at the Folkuniversitetet, Kungstensgatan 45, Stockholm

 

Information

Time : Tuesday 22 October, at 10.30–12.00 (registration from 10.00, lunch at the exhibition site) / Friday 25 October, at 10.30–12.00 (registration from 10.00, lunch at the exhibition site)

Venue : Kungl. Skogs- och Lantbruksakademiens, Drottninggatan 95 B, Stockholm, Sweden

Exhibition : “Forest and People”, October 1–31, 2013. Free admission. Folkuniversitetet, Kungstensgatan 45, Stockholm, Sweden.

Registration : No later than 20 October via this link or through our website www.ksla.se

Fee : Free of charge.

Questions :

  • Birgitta Naumburg,birgitta.naumburg(at)ksla.se,tel + 46 8 54 54 77 24, + 46 703 474 160
  • Emmanuel Salmon, emmanuel.salmon(at)diplomatie.gouv.fr,tel + 46 8 45 95 382, + 46 728 731601
  • Registration: Gun Askerö, gun.askero(at)ksla.se, tel + 46 8 54 54 77 12, +46 701 603 309

Web : The conferences are broadcasted over the internet, link at www.ksla.se

Language : English

 

The seminars are financed by Carl Fredrik von Horn’s Foundation and the French Embassy/Institut français de Suède.