Lauri Hetemäki

Lauri Hetemäki
European Forest Institute | EFI

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Ph.D. (Economics)

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Research Experience
October 2015 - present
University of Helsinki
Position
  • Adjunct Professor in Forest Economics and Marketing
January 2015 - present
European Forest Institute
Position
  • Assistant Director
January 2015 - present
European Forest Institute
Position
  • Editor-in-Chief, From Science to Policy -publication series
Education
September 1993 - December 1996
University of Helsinki
Field of study
  • Economics

Publications

Publications (130)
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Cambridge Core - Ecology and Conservation - The Wicked Problem of Forest Policy - edited by William Nikolakis
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The Wicked Problem of Forest Policy - edited by William Nikolakis July 2020
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EU Green Deal proposal is welcome and necessary, but needs updating to be stronger
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In the EU, the Baltic and Nordic countries that have major forest-based economic activities are Estonia, Latvia, Finland and Sweden (in Lithuania and Denmark the sector has much smaller significance). The forest and wood production of these four countries account for about 1/3 of the whole EU28 forest area, roundwood production and exports value of...
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To achieve the objectives of the Paris Climate Agreement, a significant reduction in carbon dioxide emissions is needed, as well as increased removals by carbon sinks. In this context, we argue that Climate-Smart Forestry is a necessary, but still missing component in national strategies for implementing actions under the Paris Agreement. Climate-S...
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Humanity is becoming too big for our planet. After relying on a fossil-based economy for 200 years, we are threatening to reach a tipping point, crossing the resilience boundaries of our world. Using the words of Greta Thunberg – how dare you continue like this! – it is time for transformational action.We need to accelerate the transition from the...
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The EU Green Deal is one of the most transformative European political initiatives in recent decades. In the words of the President of the European Commission, Ursula Von Der Leyen, the Green Deal "is a new growth strategy that aims to transform the EU into a fair and prosperous society, with a modern, resource-efficient and competitive economy whe...
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In late 2019 the new European Commission (EC) came to office and outlined as its main policy line the European Green Deal proposal (EC 2019). This policy document is in many ways a landmark and a represent new type of thinking in the EC. It aims to be a across sectorial policy outline affecting all legislative processes of the EC in 2020-2024. This...
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Forests and forest industries can contribute to climate change mitigation by sequestering carbon from the atmosphere, by storing it in biomass, and by fabricating products that substitute more greenhouse gas emission intensive materials and energy. The objectives of the study are to specify alternative scenarios for the diversification of wood prod...
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OUTLINE Provide an overview what is the role of forest-based bioeconomy in the EU and how it may be developing in future. 1. What do we mean by Forest-Based Bioeconomy? 2. Forest Bioeconomy as a Solution to Grand Challenges 3. Bioeconomy Outlook in the EU: Current & New Products 4. Key messages for EU outlook 5. Perscpective on World & EU Climate M...
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Generally, there seems to be an understanding that the demand for roundwood will increase significantly due to replacing fossil based raw materials in energy and materials sectors by forest biomass and wood products. For example the WWF’s Living Forest Model predicts that to meet the demand, wood harvesting will need to quadruple by 2050 (see discu...
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The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its Sustainable development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris Agreement on climate change provide a license to change the existing global economic model. Production and consumption needs to be transformed to be sustainable so that we can live within our planetary boundaries. An essential part of this transfo...
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There has been increasing requests for evidence-based policy, especially in complex issues such as climate change, biodiversity and bioenergy questions. Scientists have also been active in this front, e.g., such as European Academies Science Advisory Council (2017, 2019) and by writing Open Letters (e.g., Beddington et al. 2017, De Wever et al. 201...
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The European forest-based sector is undergoing major changes, while, at the same time, the role of a forest-based bioeconomy is being politically discussed. The aim of this study is to elicit expert views on critical changes in the sector through an outlook towards 2030 and 2050, as well as to analyse how these views relate to the understanding of...
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Video (3:30 minutes) explaining the Climate Smart Forestry approach. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2wGjBKhw6U4
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Metsien hyödyntäminen parantaa niiden kykyä hillitä ilmastonmuutosta. Pelkästään hiilinieluina säilytettävät metsät ovat alttiita tuhoille. Julkaistu: 28.11. 2018 P AR I IS IN IL M AS T O S OP IMU S ja kansainvälisen ilmastopaneelin IPCC:n raportti vaativat nopeita toimia ilmastonmuutoksen hillintään. Kiireellisyydestä on laaja yhteisymmärrys. Tois...
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The Paris Agreement and the latest IPCC Assessment Report (2018) emphasize urgent and efficient actions for climate change mitigation. This means that we must rapidly reduce global greenhouse gas emissions and, therefore, also the use of fossil-based raw materials, energy and products. Climate Smart Forestry (CSF) is one approach for achieving thes...
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This study identifies new wood-based products with considerable potential and attractive markets, including textiles, liquid biofuels, platform chemicals, plastics and packaging. We apply a mixed methods review to examine how the position of the forest industry in a given value chain determines the respective production value. An assessment is prov...
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Resumen Los bosques mediterráneos están atrapados en una sor-prendente paradoja. Son extremadamente valiosos. Son una infraestructura ecológica esencial que puede ayudar a abordar los desafíos más cruciales del cambio global. Sin embargo, parece que nuestra sociedad ha perdido la capa-cidad de valorarlos, de insertarlos en los flujos económi-cos y...
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There is heated debate about the best way to realize the potential of our forests in the fight against climate change. In the EU, the debate is currently very much focused on questioning the use of forest biomass to produce bioenergy. Our view is that bioenergy from sustainably managed forests can contribute positively to climate change mitigation.
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9.1. Introduction Forest-based industries-pulp and paper, solid wood products, and a number of downstream value-added wood-based manufacturers-have received limited attention in the pursuit of a successful implementation of EU and national bioeconomy strategies. According to Eurostat, the pulp and paper and solid wood products industries accounted...
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In July 2016, the European Commission (EC) published a legislative proposal for incorporating greenhouse gas emissions and removals due to Land Use, Land Use Change and Forestry (LULUCF) into its 2030 Climate and Energy Framework. The Climate and Energy Framework aims at a total emission reduction of 40% by 2030 for all sectors together as part of...
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The presentation is based on the report: Hetemäki, L., Hanewinkel, M., Muys, B., Ollikainen, M., Palahí, M. and Trasobares, A. 2017. Leading the way to a European circular bioeconomy strategy. From Science to Policy 5. European Forest Institute.
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Circular Economy, Green Economy and Bioeconomy are currently mainstreamed in academia and policy making as key sustainability concepts. These have different standpoints and possibly imply different sustainability visions. Furthermore, the three concepts are understood and applied in research and policy making in different ways, signaling a certain...
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Industries have set ambitious targets for 2030 related to green building: Tripling the market share of wood construction, doubling the value added of the woodworking industries and reducing the environmental impact of construction by 30%. The objective of the study is to identify measures for meeting these targets, taking the case of wood-frame mul...
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Pääkirjoitus | Vieraskynä Tutkijoiden tulisi pyrkiä kokonaisnäkemykseen Tieteeseen perustuvia, päättäjille suunnattuja raportteja pitäisi tukea ja rahoittaa nykyistä enemmän. S UO M AL AIS E T ja kansainväliset tutkijaryhmät ovat viime aikoina laatineet kirjelmiä ja raportteja, joilla yritetään vaikuttaa päättäjiin metsien biotalouteen ja ilmastonm...
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Lecture, Managerial economics and business strategy in forest industry -course, University of Helsinki, 16 February 2017
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Background In terms of global forest product market developments, the twenty-first century has been in many ways very different from the twentieth century—striking structural changes have taken place. The global forest sector can be interpreted to be in a phase of creative destruction—an era characterized by a major decline of a number of establish...
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Puurakentamista voidaan edistää esimerkiksi purkamalla rakennusmääräyksiä, joille ei ole teknisiä perusteita.
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Presentation at the German Forestry Association (Deutschen Forstvereins) Conference 2015, Flensburg, June 18, 2015
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Abstract Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to analyze and provide a synthesis of how services are understood, how they are likely to develop and how future development can be studied more closely in the forest-based sector (FBS). Services are likely to have an increasing role in the FBS in the future. Design/methodology/approach – The findings...
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Outlook and foresight studies have long traditions in the forest-based sector. However, this sector is facing major structural changes on a global level, making its operating environment more complex and interlinked with other sectors. The aim of this paper is to review forest-sector outlook and future studies in combination with recent secondary d...
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For the Nordic paper industry the years 2001-2007 were a culmination point as to paper production and deliveries. The study uses plant level empirical time series data from these years from one large integrated Finnish paper mill. The research data covers complete customer data and cost components, and a major supplier for European paper markets. T...
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The European forest sector is becoming more complex, interlinked and cross-sectorial. It is increasingly affected by climate change impacts, energy policies, advances in new technologies, the increasing role of services and societal and political interests, moving towards low carbon bioeconomies or green economy. The current state of the European f...
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The full publication is freely downloadable: http://www.efi.int/files/attachments/publications/efi_wsctu_6_2014.pdf
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The chapter focuses on how global and local forest sector issues can be linked to each other and how futures or foresight work can act as capacity-building tools for this. In particular, we focus on the multi-scale participatory scenario (MSPS) approach, showing how it has been used for this purpose and what it could offer for the forest sector to...
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This report is a part of the Sustainable Bioenergy Solutions for Tomorrow (BEST) research program coordinated by FIBIC Ltd, and CLEEN Ltd. with funding from the Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation, Tekes. The report in hand belongs to BEST research program’s Working Package 1 (WP1) “Bioenergy Scenarios and Strategies in Global and...
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The main political objectives of EU's renewable strategy are decreased use of fossil energy sources, reduced CO2 emissions and increased energy self sufficiency. Wood based bioenergy plays an important role in this strategy. The potential increase in wood demand for bioenergy production is of high interest for the EU forestry and forest industries...
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Forest policies require a broad perspective on land use and natural resource management, and necessitate a focus on the value of forests to society. Forest policy documents need to be updated on a regular basis and stakeholder involvement plays an important role in this process, often through workshops and interviews. A broad variety of approaches...
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Markets and Market Forces for Pulp and Paper Products Lauri Hetemäki, Riitta Hänninen, and Alexander Moiseyev Content 5.1 Background and the State of the Sector.............................................................................99 5.1.1 Background.................................................................................................
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T he National Renewable Energy Action Plans (NREAPs) of EU member countries are heavily reliant on for-est biomass. Th ere is heated debate, however, over whether binding sustainability criteria for energy use from forest biomass are actually needed. Th is Feature highlights the fi ndings of a recent Th inkForest event in the European Parliament wh...
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Deliverable 1.1 of the EU FP 7 SAT-BBE project Systems Analysis Tools Framework for the EU Bio-Based Economy Strategy
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This brief highlights some of the key issues in securing the continued function of the boreal forests to work for people and nature. Future uncertainties certainly increase the demands for their innovative use and sustainable management. It was prepared as a joint effort of IUFRO-WFSE, the European Forest Institute (EFI), the Finnish Forest Researc...
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Suomen metsäalan murroksen taustalla ovat erityisesti globaalit kehityskulut. Tämän vuosituhannen alku on jo näyttänyt, miten voimakkaasti globaalitalouden lainalaisuudet voivat muuttaa metsäsektorimme rakenteita. Toisaalta metsäala on integroitunut yhä tiiviimmin energia-ja ilmastonmuutoskysymyksiin, tai päinvastoin. Metsäalan tulevaa kehitystä ar...
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The development and structural changes that the forest sector in Finland is going through emphasizes the need to modify the forest policies in Finland. A shift from a focus on timber production and traditional forestry products toward new products as well as new services is called for. New services include the climate and bioenergy potential servic...
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Technological development creates new opportunities and structures, and destroys existing ones. Despite the importance of technological development, it has rarely been the focus of research in the forestry literature. It is often taken as a given, like an "externality" that falls from heaven. This is probably partly due to the difficul-ties related...
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Metsien kehitystä, käyttöä ja metsäpolitiikkaa ei voida arvioida ilman käsitystä siitä, miten metsäteollisuuden markkinat ja metsäteollisuus kehittyvät maailmalla ja Suomessa. Metsäteollisuuden markkinoiden tutkimusta tehdään jonkin verran yliopistoissa ja korkeakouluissa sekä Pellervon taloudellisessa tutkimuslaitoksessa (PTT), Elinkeinoelämän tut...
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Prologi: Eräänä syksyisenä iltana vuonna 1868 tervaporvari Mauno Niska teki Oulussa elämänsä tärkeimpiä päätöksiä. Hänen sukunsa oli 1600-luvulta lähtien harjoittanut liiketoimintaa tervanviennillä, mutta nyt Mauno oli uumoillut tämän toiminnan ja aikakauden päättyvän. Näihin aatoksiin hän oli herännyt kesäisellä Englannin matkallaan, missä oli tap...
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Suomen metsäala on merkittävässä rakennemuutoksessa. Sen taustalla ovat mm. muutokset metäteollisuustuotteiden kansainvälisillä markkinoilla, ilmastonmuutos, uusiu-tuvia energiamuotoja tukeva politiikka sekä yhteiskunnan elinkeinorakenteen ja arvojen muutokset. Tästä rakennemuutoksesta olemme nähneet vasta ensiaskeleet. Nämä ensiaskeleet ovat jo mu...
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Kannattaisiko puu jalostaa energiaksi vai massa-ja paperiteollisuuden tuotteiksi? Vallitseva näkemys näyttäisi olevan, että puu tulisi käyttää ensisijaisesti paperituotteisiin. Käsitys perustuu osin Pöyryn selvitykseen, jonka hyödyntämiseen liittyy kuitenkin ongelmia. Puun energiakäytön taloudelliset vaikutukset voivat olla huomattavasti suuremmat...
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Tämän raportin tarkoituksena on esitellä ja analysoida Hollannissa 2000-luvun vaihteessa kehitettyä ja käyttöön otettua lähestymistapaa politiikan suunnittelulle ja teolle. Lähestymistavan pyrkimys on auttaa hallitsemaan toimintaympäristössä tapahtuvia rakennemuutoksia ja löytää ratkaisuja niiden tuomiin uusiin haasteisiin. Se on kehitetty yhteisty...
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Consumption of magazine papers among the graphic communication papers in the US market started to decline in 2004 despite of economic growth. Economic growth caused an increased paper consumption due to expanding advertising, but also increased electronic communication replacing the printed work with other communication forms. Information and Commu...
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V iikon aikana on julkaistu kaksi metsäsektoria koskevaa tule-vaisuusraporttia. Metsäntutkimuslaitos (Metla) julkaisi viikko sitten metsäalaa koskevan raportin. Paperiteollisuuden tulevaisuustyöryhmän (ns. Sailaksen ryhmä) tulevaisuusraportti julkaistiin alkuviikosta. Sailaksen ryhmän raportti syntyi metsäteollisuuden ja Paperiliiton vuoropuhelun t...
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The paper markets in industrial countries are currently undergoing a historical structural change. The tradi-tionally mutually supportive develop-ment between information and commu-nications technology (ICT) and the paper markets seems not to operate as before. Depending on the end use of the paper and the geographical location of the markets, pape...