Carbon neutrality of biomass

Lauri Hetemäki, EFI


Lauri Hetemäki is the Assistant Director at the European Forest Institute (EFI), and Adjunct Professor in Forest Economics and Marketing, University of Helsinki. Hetemäki is managing the EFI science-policy support work. He has a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Helsinki, and MA in economics from the University of Sussex, England. Previously Hetemäki worked as a part-time Professor in Forest Sector Foresight at the University of Eastern Finland; Head of Programme at EFI, and as a senior researcher and project leader at the Finnish Forest Research Institute (Metla). He has also been a visiting senior research fellow at the Haas Business School, Berkeley; the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), Laxenburg, Austria; and the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics (ABARE), Canberra.
Hetemäki’s research interest are foresight studies, outlook studies for the forest-based sector, forest-based products and bioenergy markets. He has also extensive experience in science-policy support work, e.g. in European Parliament, European Commission, and national Governments and Parliaments. He is the author of over 190 scientific and popular publications.

About the speech:

1. Sets the forest biomass carbon neutrality discussion in context
2. Provides the science-based synthesis view on the forest biomass carbon neutrality
3. Concludes with policy implications