Insights to social aspects of forest certification PEFC in Chile and Finland

Date: 5.10.2022

Time: 9-10:30 am UTC-4 and 3-4:30 pm UTC +3 (EEST)

Platform: Zoom

There are two main forest certification systems known worldwide, FSC and PEFC. In this webinar we will focus on PEFC that has been recently updated.

In this webinar you will learn more about:

  • the renewal of PEFC certification in Chile and Finland
  • how social sustainability aspects are considered to meet companies and communities needs


  • Opening words, Piritta Torssonen, University of Eastern Finland
  • Challenges and recent improvements of the new standards,
    • André Laroze, Executive Secretary of PEFC Chile
    • Tatu Liimatainen, General Secretary of Finland PEFC
  • Social aspects of new certification standards from company point of view,
    • Paulina Álvarez, Chief of certification, Arauco
    • Pekka Kallio-Mannila, Head of sustainability, Stora Enso
  • Closing words, Paavo Pelkonen, University of Eastern Finland, emeritus professor

Registration is closed and the Zoom-link has been sent.




23.9.2021 – The future of forest bioeconomy: Joint learning between Chile and Finland

  • Combining Chilean and Finnish views on sustainability – Eija Rotinen, Embassy of Finland in Santiago de Chile
  • Bioeconomy in Chile – Alex Berg, Universidad de Concepción
  • Viewpoints to the bioeconomy in Finland – Jukka Tikkanen, University of Eastern Finland
  • What is the forest bioeconomy and why is not Business as usual- Inazio Martínez de Arano, European Forest Institute
  • Vineyard bioeconomy: Eco-fiberboards as a circular solution for harvest waste – Amina Merlez G. Analista de Innovación y Desarrollo, VSP Wine group
  • Example of forest circular-bioeconomy in Finland – Niklas von Weymarn, Metsä Spring Ltd

Webinar is part of collaboration between Finnish and Chilean universities, read more.

For more information:

Piritta Torssonen, University of Eastern Finland, piritta.torssonen(at)uef.fi

Carmen L. Bravo Castillo, cbravo(at)ucm.cl, Universidad Católica del Maule














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