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27.11.2015 at 10:49

Maxim Trishkin

Dear visitor of our project webpage, Created database is a product of the project lead by Prof. Jarmo Kortelainen. Our team has been developing the structure and the content of the database very carefully. At the moment the database contains 171 cases which more than 40 countries over the globe. ...

bioenergy, conflict, database, debeg

14.10.2015 Fossil free energy strategy of Northern Karelia: myth or reality?

14.10.2015 at 14:01

Maxim Trishkin

Finland is one of the leading countries in terms of use of bioenergy from woody biomass in the world. The increased share of biomass resources utilization is in line with one of the three specialization choises set up by Regional Council of Northern Karelia which is forest bioeconomy. It is a new ...

bioenergy, strategy, Northern Karelia

07.09.2015 The DEBEG bioenergy conflict database a tool for research and conflict resolution?

17.9.2015 at 16:02

Maxim Trishkin

Thus, Debeg bioenergy database is a platform for identification, analysis and discussion of bioenergy conflicts. So, it is a practical tool which could be used for research and educational purposes. Shortly I will describe why it is so. World demographic situation since 1950 the population of the ...

conflicts, database, debeg, bioenergy

26.08.2015 RGS-IBG Annual International Conference 2015. Session: Mobility, mutation and translation processes of EU renewable energy policies

26.8.2015 at 15:00

Maxim Trishkin

The representatives of University of Eastern Finland, Department of Geography actively participated in RGS-IBG Annual International Conference 2015 organized in Exeter. The researcher lead the session on "Mobility, mutation and translation processes of EU renewable energy policies". Title: ...

renewable energy, bioenergy governance, Exeter, RGS, bioenergy

Bioenergy conflicts and their management - a comprehensive study

21.7.2015 at 11:44

Maxim Trishkin

Interesting study was published last year regarding the bioenergy conflicts and their management. As there is a increasing demand on utilization of renewable resources, particularly from bioenergy, which at the same time puts the pressure on the land owners and people who’s livelihood depends ...

stakeholder, transparency, conflict, bioenergy,

Role forest certification in combating against illegal logging in Russia

23.6.2015 at 12:07

Maxim Trishkin

Role of forest certification in the combating against illegal logging   Russia is a huge country with vast forest resources. Russia accounts for over 20% of the world’s forests. However geographical proximity and scarcity of human population and the actual resources makes it very ...

FSC, forest certification, illegal logging, Russia,

EU governance in relation to elimination of illegal logging in Russia

26.5.2015 at 12:46

Maxim Trishkin

Governance issues in European Union have been gradually developing in relation to illegal logging since 1990s. Recently published article in MDPI Forests journal investigate the impacts of EU policies with recently enforced EU Timber Directive 995 on Russian suppliers. The study investigates a ...

illegal logging, EU, Russia, sustainability, forest governance, EUTR

The status of bioenergy in Republic of Karelia

8.4.2015 at 09:25

Maxim Trishkin

The Republic of Karelia is part of the Northwestern Federal District of the Russia. It represents approximately 1% of the country’s territory (180 500 km2). The Karelian border from the western is bordering with Finland. Therefore, it is important to understand what the status of bioenergy in ...

forestry know-how, Finland, Republic of Karelia, EU 20-20-20, bioenergy

Oil-shale paradoxes & rationalities

26.10.2014 at 11:23

Jani Lukkarinen

Last year, it was reported that Estonia became the first country to reach European Union's 2020 targets for renewable energy. In the case of Estonia this means 15 % share for renewables of total energy production. The share of renewable energy had doubled in three years, which happened largely ...

Bioeconomy (re-)visited

25.9.2014 at 11:06

Jani Lukkarinen

The town of Nurmes in Eastern Finland has chosen bioeconomy as one of their core development areas. They are not alone, as the environmentally sustainable, renewable innovations have been elevated as a catalyst for a new era of global economic growth. However, the case of Nurmes is interesting ...

Complex policies of the energy use of forests

13.5.2014 at 10:13

Teijo Rytteri

In 2010 the Finnish Parliament accepted a legislation which was aimed to increase the energy use of wood and decrease the use of coal. However, this legislation accepted by Finnish Parliament was never put into effect due to forest industry resistance and the EU state subsidy principles. In 2013 it ...

Researching bioenergy and its conflicts

1.4.2014 at 11:45

Javier Arevalo

“No-one has explained to us the benefits of the [bioenergy] project. But they do not allow us to go there with our animals, so the grazing lands have been terribly reduced”, tells Hassan, a member of Kenya’s Wardei pastoralists. With a lot of attention paid in recent decades to ...

German Bioenergy Regions: about impacts, local implementation and important ‘body parts’

25.2.2014 at 15:42

Moritz Albrecht

In a 2009 competition the German Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection and its agency for renewable resources, called FNR, choose 25 exemplifying Bioenergy Regions from all over Germany to be part in a 3 year Bioenergy Regions programme. Today, after a re-evaluation of the Regions, ...

Twists and loops in the process to support the energy use of wood in Finland

10.4.2013 at 14:56

Teijo Rytteri

The EU aims to increase the use of renewable energy. In Finland the present share of renewable energy is 28 % and the official goal set by the EU is 38 % in 2020. To reach this objective Finland will be required to increase its energy use of forests. In terms of forest policy this means that new ...

Celebrating sustainability? A jump from carbon balance calculations to place marketing in North Carelia

3.1.2013 at 14:59

Jani Lukkarinen

There are 598 locations acting as model regions for sustainable development in the UNESCO program “Man and the Biosphere” (MAB). North Carelian biosphere reserve is one of two located in Finland, and it was celebrating 20th anniversary of existence this year. In the international ...

Enlightenment in Norway’s Oil-Shadow? Some notions on bioenergy development in Norway and impressions from the Inland Region.

21.11.2012 at 14:38

Moritz Albrecht

In the case of Norway, first of all, it could be asked: why should they think about bioenergy development at all? With more than 95% of their electricity production based on own hydropower stations, thus a renewable source, and most households and industries largely based on direct electricity ...

Kenyan large scale energy crops: sustainable bioenergy solutions?

14.9.2012 at 14:29

Javier Arevalo

Traditional uses of woody biomass such as firewood and charcoal continue to be the dominating sources of energy in Kenya at household level, despite attempts made in recent decades to change these traditional uses into more sustainable ones. The attempts include, among others, the prohibition of ...

Growth of bioenergy production needs governance and research on governance

4.6.2012 at 14:55

Jarmo Kortelainen

International attempts to mitigate climate change have resulted in major changes in energy and natural resource policies. EU is in the forefront and will increase the share of renewable energy up to 20 % until 2020. Member countries will reach their varying targets with different measures; some ...


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