Workshop: sustainable forest landscapes for energy and the bioeconomy

Dialogue on governance to develop sustainable forest landscapes for production of wood for energy and the bioeconomy

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October 12, 2021

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Inge Stupak: Introduction

Meelis Seedre: Introduction

Āris Jansons: Challenges of Hemiboreal forest management

Kristjan Tõnisson: Forest management and carbon stock development in Estonia

Guntars Šnepsts: Forest wood resources in Latvia and their forecasts under different forestry scenarios

Nerijus Kupstaitis: The European Green Deal and implications for Baltic forestry: the Lithuanian case

Irisa Mukāne: Mapping forest biodiversity in Latvia – the Nature Census project

Meelis Seedre: LULUCF targets by country

Ieva Saleniece: Optimising the governance and management of the Natura 2000 protected Areas Network in Latvia

Erik Buchwald: Implementation of decisions to set aside forests as unmanaged for biodiversity conservation in Denmark


Inge Stupak: Round off


October 13, 2021

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Inge Stupak: Introduction

Algis Gaizutis: Introduction

Liviu Nichiforel: Forest ownership structures in Europe and implications for uptake of forest and biomass certification systems

Roman Polyachenko: Sustainability requirements of the EU renewable energy directive (RED II) and incorporation into biomass and forest certification standards

Mikhel Jugaste: Managing and demonstrating sustainability as a wood pellet producer in the Baltics

Gerimantas Gaigala: Auditing experiences from biomass and forest certification in the Baltic countries – solutions and challenges

Mārcis Saklaurs: Sustainable private forestry in Latvia

Aidas Pivoriūnas: Development of FSC system among smallholders in the Baltic countries

Puneet Dwivedi: Family forest landowners in the Southern United States and their participation in sustainable biomass markets

Rolf Hogan: Defining sustainable forest residues – reflections on multi-stakeholder discussions to develop requirements for sustainability certification

Andris Vanags: Future energized today

Sune Balle-Hansen: Wood chips and pellet buyer perspectives on sustainability documentation for energy production outside the Baltic states

Aiga Grasmane: Biomass from private forest owners in Latvia


Inge Stupak and Algis Gaizutis: Round off


October 26, 2021

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Inge Stupak: Introduction

Niclas Scott Bentsen: Introduction

Viorel Blujdea: Forest bioenergy and carbon accounting in the European Union

Annikki Mäkelä: Modelling forest ecosystem carbon balance and forest growth

Ondrej Tarabus: Showing compliance with forest carbon and greenhouse gas emission criteria in certification standards

Carolyn Smyth: Climate change mitigation potential of bioenergy from studies in Canada

Niclas Scott Bentsen: Overview of panel discussion program

Lars Högbom: A new Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) for life cycle analysis (LCA) for forest products in Sweden

Justin Tait: Forest carbon views from a biomass producer on current requirements and future developments

Richard Peberdy: Biomass Sustainability at Drax

Raimonds Kašs: The contribution of forests to achieve national climate targets of Latvia

Andis Lazdiņš: National inventory reporting of greenhouse gas emissions from forestry in Latvia


Inge Stupak. Wrap up of the day and introducing the session on 27 October


October 27, 2021

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Inge Stupak: Introduction to the workshop series and today’s program

Inge Stupak: The science-policy interface, with reflections on key messages to research from the three previous sessions

Āris Jansons: Welcome and introduction

Lauri A. Hetemäki: Sustainable forest bioeconomy – future research needs to support policies including the EU Green Deal”. Including discussion and Q&A

Iveta Varnegyrite-Kabasinskiene, Diana Lukmine, Andis Lazdins, Dagnija Lazdina, Kristi Nigul: Sustainable forest management and bioenergy – research in the Baltic states to answer questions raised in the previous days

David Morris, C. Tattersall Smith, Puneet Dwivedi: Forest research to underpin governance of sustainable bioenergy in North America

Helja-Sisko Helmisaari, Nicholas Clarke, Lars Högbom, Inge Stupak: Sustainable forest management for bioenergy and the bioeconomy in the Nordic countries – research to underpin forest-related policies

Helja-Sisko Helmisaari: Overview and comparison of best management practices for forest biomass harvesting in Europe and North America


Inge Stupak: Round off


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