Presented by Finland

Innovative Wood: Taking on Climate Change

We need safe and renewable solutions to keep our precious planet going. Finland is the #1 forested country in Europe with over 75 % of our land area covered with forests. Our long tradition in the forest industry has made us global experts with unique skills in research, innovation and development.

We believe in the potential of sustainable bio-based materials in tackling the Climate Change Challenge. By redefining wood to replace plastic and to create sustainable fibers the turnover of the forest industry can be doubled.

Join this event to hear about the solutions for the future, how wood will be replacing fossil-based materials from Medicine to Fashion.

Programming descriptions are generated by participants and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of SXSW.

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Alina Ruonala-Lindgren

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd

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Ville Skinnari

Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland

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Antti-Jussi Tahvanainen

Finnish Forest Industries Federation

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