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9/8/2014 6:00 PM

Imatra received guests from international forest co-operation forum

​The Forests Dialogue, the forest sector’s international co-operation forum, was organised for the first time in Finland on 2–5 September. The group visited Stora Enso’s Imatra Mills on Tuesday 2 September 2014.
The Forests Dialogue brings together forest, biofuel and agriculture experts a couple of times a year. The event, now organised for the first time in Finland, aims at increasing the awareness of international influencers about the Finnish forest sector and at presenting the factors that make the country’s forest sector a success.
The group visited Imatra Mills in Kaukopää on Tuesday 2 September 2014. Pulp Mill Production Manager Timo Tidenberg and Power Plant Manager Juha Kosonen told the visitors about the energy generated during pulp and board production. At the end of the visit, the guests were taken to the roof of the Recovery Boiler 6 to get a bird’s-eye view of the mill and the surrounding scenery.
The participants came from around 40 countries, including the USA, Brazil, Vietnam, Zambia, Cameroon, Indonesia and Europe. During the visit, the participants familiarised themselves with the forest industry in Eastern Finland and discussed the coordination of various stakeholders’ land use needs, ecosystem services and bio-economy under the theme “Forest-Fibre-Fuel-Food”.
Established in 1998, The Forests Dialogue is a global forest sector co-operation forum hosted by Yale University. The Forests Dialogue’s objective is to support an open, multi-stakeholder dialogue in order to solve disputes related to forests and land use. The event is organised in Finland by Metsä Group, Metsähallitus, the Finnish Forest Industries Federation, The Central Union of Agricultural Producers and Forest Owners (MTK), Stora Enso, UPM and WWF Finland.