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6th Annual Conference, Tuusula, 17-19 September 1998
of the European Environmental Advisory Councils EEAC

Policy Integration and Implementation

Hosted by The Finnish Council for Environment and Natural Resources

Conference Programme

Thursday, 17 September 1998

18:00-18:30 Focal Point meeting
18:45 Bus transport from Hotel Gustavelund to Halosenniemi

19:00

[Halosenniemi] Welcoming reception in Halosenniemi,
former home of Finnish painter Pekka Halonen
(also Pekka Halosen; 1865-1933); [alt. link (Finnish)].
Host: Dr. Kalevi Hemilä, Minister of Agriculture and Forestry
21:00 Bus transport back to Hotel Gustavelund
21:30 Meeting of working group chairpersons and rapporteurs

Friday, 18 September 1998

09:00-12:15

Plenary session

Chair: Baroness Barbara Young of Old Scone, English Nature

09:00-09:15 Opening words
Jari Koskinen, Finnish Council for Environment and Natural Resources
09:15-09:20 Focal Point Information Service: review
Professor Eckard Rehbinder, Umweltrat, Germany (Chairman of the Focal Point Steering Committee)
09:20-09:40 Environmental policy integration at the EU level - next steps
Nicholas Hanley, European Commission, DG XI
09:40-09:55 Discussion
09:55-10:15 Environmental policy integration - some measures of success?
David Gee, European Environment Agency
10:15-10:30 Discussion
10:30-11:00 Coffee break
11:00-11:15 Environmental policy integration at a national level
Jan-Jaap de Graeff, VROM-raad, Netherlands
11:20-11:35 Environmental policy integration at a local level
Hubert David, MiNa-Raad, Belgium
11:40-11:55 Environmental policy integration in Finland
Hannele Nyroos, Finnish Ministry of the Environment
12:00-12:15 Sectoral workshops - aims and objectives
Harriet Lonka, Finnish Council for Environment and Natural Resources / Organizing Committee

12:15-13:45

Lunch, Hotel Gustavelund

13:45-17:00

Sectoral workshops:
Environmental policy integration and implementation

Workshop 1:

Forest policy

Chair / Rapporteur: Anders Portin, Finnish Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry,
Professor Heinrich Wohlmeyer, Austrian Association for Agricultural Research

Workshop 2:

Agricultural policy

Chair / Rapporteur: Sue Collins, English Nature,
Professor Hubert Wiggering, Umweltrat, Germany

Workshop 3:

Tourism

Chair / Rapporteur: Gareth Roberts, Countryside Council for Wales,
Teun Klumpers, Dutch Council for the Rural Area

Workshop 4:

Transport and infrastructure

Chair / Rapporteur: Dr. David Lewis, Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution,
Luc Goeteyn, MiNa-Raad, Belgium

15:00-15:30 Coffee break

19:00-22:00

Krapihovi Dinner at Krapihovi Restaurant
on Lake Tuusula, built in 1883.
Host: Dr. Markku Nurmi, Director General, Ministry of the Environment

Saturday, 19 September 1998

09:00-12:15

Plenary session

Chair: Veikko Marttila, Finnish Council for Environment and Natural Resources

09:00-10:30 Conclusions from the workshops and discussion
(Rapporteurs)
10:30-11:00 Coffee break
11:00-11:30 General conclusions and discussion
Veikko Marttila & Harriet Lonka, Finnish Council for Environment and Natural Resources
11:30-12:00 General business to include:
- Follow-up action to the 6th Annual Conference
- Theme and place of next annual conference
- Election of new Steering Committee Chair
Professor Eckard Rehbinder, Umweltrat, Germany (Chairman of the Focal Point Steering Committee)
12:00-12:15 Closing words
Klaus Hellberg, Finnish Council for Environment and Natural Resources

12:15-13:00

Lunch

13:00-22:00

UPM-Kymmene Excursion
Guide: Raimo Koskinen, UPM-Kymmene Metsä/Forest

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Kuumola Farm Forest management Kesijärvi Lodge
13:00 Conference Excursion
- Visit to Kuumola Farm, Hyvinkää
- Forest management by UPM-Kymmene, Janakkala
- Dinner at UPM-Kymmene's Kesijärvi Lodge
22:00 Return to Hotel Gustavelund, Tuusula