Forestry – Pillar of Latvian National Economy in the Context of Bioeconomic Fields Development

17.10.2019 |  LMSP

Conference online:

Latvian Forest Certification Council in cooperation with the University of Daugavpils and Latvian State Forest Research Institute "Silava"

Daugavpils University, October 17, 2019

Room 130, Parades Street 1A

10.30–17.30 Conference divided into 4 sessions

10.00–10.30 Registration and welcome coffee

10.30–10.40 Conference Opening

Irena Kokina, Rector of Daugavpils University

Maris Liopa, Head of Latvian Forest Certification Council

Session 1 Forestry Development Potential and Tendencies, Connection of Other Bioeconomic Fields with Forest Sector

10.40–11.00 J. Eglīts, Ministry of Agriculture “Forest sector for Latvian economy”
Dr. habil. oec. Baiba Rivža, Latvian Academy of Agricultural and Forestry Sciences
“Future of Latvia  innovative forestry based on bioeconomy”
Dr. silv. Jurģis Jansons, senior researcher at Latvian State Forest Research Institute "Silava" 
Why canons of Latvian forestry should stay unchangeable and what else needed to be changed

Session 2 Balanced Development of Bioeconomic Fields and Environment Protection Problems. Risks that May Affect the Bioeconomic fields Development in Future

11.40–12.00 Dr. biol. prof. Arvīds Barševskis. DU Vice-Rector for Science, Director of DU Institute of Life Sciences and Technologies Biodiversity and forestry. Searching for compromises
Aigars Dudelis, dr. Laila Šica JVC Latvian State Forests 
Landscape ecological planning approach in forestry planning by Latvian State Forests”

12.20-12.40 COFFEE BREAK

12.4013.00 Guntis Vilnītis Agricultural Organization's Cooperation Council /LAOCC/  
“Role of agriculture in the context of Latvian bioeconomic fields”
13.00–13.20 Dr. med. Juris Rubens. dr. Arthur Rubens
Use and recycling of coniferous bioresources – green economy prospects”
13.20–13.40 Dr. biol. Maksims Balalaikins, senior researcher at DU Life Sciences and Technologies Institute 
“Invasive species - situation in Latvia”

13.40–15.00 LUNCH BREAK

Session 3 Forestry and Certification Systems, Their Role and Impact on the Development of National Economy and on the Competitiveness of Countries in General Now and in Future. Experience of other European Union countries

15.00–15.30 Jānis Švirksts Executive Director of Certification Company BM TRADA, Auditor of Certification Systems, Silja Pitkänen-Arte, Senior Adviser at Finnish Forest Industries Federation 
“Certification and sustainability, interpretations and reality”

Session 4 Cooperation Possibilities of Forest and Related Fields and its Development in the Context of Different Views at European Union level


Mederski, P.S., Marchi, E., Chung, W., Visser, R., Abbas, D., Nordfjell, T., McEwan, A., Brink, M., Laschi, A., 
“Implementation of sustainable forest operations (SFO) – theory and best practice”
Presenting: Dr.habil. Piotr S. Mederski, Poland, Poznań University of Life Sciences

15.55–16.15 Mg. silv. Ainārs Lupiķis, Latvian State Forest Research Institute "Silava"  
GHG emissions measurements: basis for peatbog management planning in the context of climate policy
16.15–16.40 Janis Staris,  JVC “Latvijas Finieris”, Member of the Council 
“Green lifestyle thinking or duality as a characteristic feature of the 21st century”

17.00–17.45 Panel discussion moderated by journalist Maris Kirsons / Dienas Bizness

17.4518.00 Conference Closing

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