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Norway as chair of the Barents Euro-Arctic Council (BEAC) and VƤsterbotten as chair of the Barents Regional Council will host the digital version of Barents Forest Forum 20-21st October 2021.

They hereby invite representatives from the Barents countries, officials, experts and scientists, NGOs, BEAC working groups and others interested in the development and prospects of the forests in the Barents region to join the Barents Forest Forum.

During Barents Forest Forum 20-21st October 2021 the role of forests in a circular bioeconomy and the role and prospects of forests in climate adaptation in the Barents region will be highlighted. Among the invited speakers are Minister of Foreign Affairs of Norway, Minister of Agriculture and Food of Norway, Michael Mann, EU Special Envoy for the Arctic, and Marc Palahi, Director of European Forest Institute and coordinator for SMI Circular Bioeconomy Alliance (CBA), as well as indigenous peoples, other regional representatives, experts, and NGOs.

The forum will be organised in cooperation between the Ministry of Agriculture and Food and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Norway, and the county of VƤsterbotten. The Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy Research, NIBIO will be assisting in preparations and the organising of the event.

Save the dates and join us for the digital Barents Forest Forum 20-21st October 2021.

Anne G Delphin
Chair of the Working Group on Barents Forest Sector

Mikael Bergstrƶm
Chair of the Barents Regional Committee

ForBioeconomy will be part of a session looking into the future of Bioeconomy post-covid and younger generation views on Bioeconomy. Speakers represent EFI, Ministry of Agriculture and Forest in Finland, LUKE, Norther Forestry Research Institute, The Cluster of Forest Technology and, VƤsterbotten in theĀ Barents Regional Youth Council.

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