Session 3 – 30 januari

Den tredje halvdagens program för symposiet Global Outlook – Future Competition for Land and Water handlar om möjligheter och utmaningar inom skogssektorn

Programme Wednesday 30 January 09.30–12.30

Moderator: Introduction by Dr. Björn Lundgren, Chairman of the Committee for International Forestry Issues, KSLA (Video)


Professor Sten Nilsson has had a distinguished academic career in forest sector analysis with emphasis on policy analysis. He joined the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) in 1986, where he was Deputy respectively Acting Director between 2002 and 2009. He is a working fellow of, among others, the Royal Swedish Academy of Agriculture and Forestry (KSLA), and has held a number of consultancies in industry, governments and organisations such as the World Bank, FAO, OECD, European Commission and SIDA.

Professor August Temu is Deputy Director General for Partnership and Impact at the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF). Earlier he served as Dean of the Faculty of Forestry and Nature conservation at Sokoine University in Tanzania. He has written extensively on forestry, agriculture and natural resources education and research. He established and was the first Executive Secretary of The African Network for Agriculture, Agroforestry and Natural Resources Education (ANAFE). In 2000 he was admitted as an International Fellow of the Swedish Academy of Agriculture and Forestry (KSLA).
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Professor Jintao Xu is currently a professor of natural resource economics at the College of Environmental Sciences and Engineering, Peking University. Currently his research focuses on surveys and analyses of forest tenure and regulatory reform in rural China. He has been active in policy dialogue and consultation in China’s forest and environmental sectors. Currently he is the leader of the Environmental Economics Program in China (EEPC), where he is building capacity to conduct rigorous economic analysis into China’s environmental and natural resource policies.
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Professor Jan-Erik Nylund has an MSc in Forestry from Helsinki University and a PhD from Uppsala University. He is teaching Forest Policy in the Masters’ programme Forest Industrial Economics at the Swedish University of Agriculture. He has sandwiched academic work with long term overseas assignments since the 1970s. During the last decade, he has been focusing on social consequences of large-scale pulp ventures in South America, particularly Brazil, but also on forest legislation, land right issues and related conflicts in Sweden.

Dr. Björn Lundgren, moderator, has a broad international experience, especially from Africa, but also from Asia, Central America and the Caribbean. Among others he is Founder Member and Member Governing Council of the African Forest Forum and was a member of the Board of the African Forest Research Network (AFORNET), Kenya. He has been Director General of the International Centre for Research in Agroforestry (ICRAF) Nairobi and director for the International Foundation for Science (IFS) in Stockholm. He is also a working fellow of the Royal Swedish Academy of Agriculture and Forestry (KSLA).