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December 13 2023



Instead of a forest of regulations, which are often obsolete or not being followed, we need sustainable forests in the Western Balkans. Public policies on biomass energy use should be informed by such criteria as the cascading principles of the European Union and other filters. We will collect inputs for a public policy platform intended for decision-makers and development partners in the Western Balkans in three thematic sessions, on knowledge, economics and policy for net 0 biomass. 



  • Nino Lejava
  • Office Director, Heinrich Boell Foundation
  • Programme Director, RES Foundation


  • Director of Representative office, E3 International
  • Sarah Mubareka
  • Scientific and Technical Officer, Team Leader, European Commission, Joint Research Centre (tbc)
  • Professor, Faculty of Forestry, University of Sarajevo
  • Nenad Petrović
  • Associate professor, Faculty of Forestry, University of Belgrade 
  • Professor at Department of Material Engineering, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering of the University of Belgrade
  • Communications Consultant, RES Foundation

COFFEE BREAK 11:00-11:30


  • Researcher and Analyst, Energy and Sustainability MSc and Radiation Physics MSc
  • Technical Coordinator of the IEA Bioenergy Technology Collaboration, Caprea Sustainable Solutions
  • Senior Visiting Research Fellow, The Oxford Institute for Energy Studies
  • Saša Stamatović
  • Acting director, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Economy, Forest Directorate (tbc)
  • Dean, Faculty of Forestry, University of Belgrade
  • Assistant Executive Director of the Forestry Sector and EP, Sector for Forestry & Environmental Protection, Srbijašume
  • Programme director, RES Foundation

LUNCH BREAK 13:00-14:00


  • Biljana Kulišić
  • Bioenergy team member, European Commission (TBC)
  • Peter Coleman
  • Head of Bioenergy & Land Use Science, Department for Energy Security and Net Zero
  • Ministerial Adviser, Ministry of the Environment of Finland
Anu Korosuo
  • Project officer at Joint Research Centre (Italy), European Commission (TBC)
  • Programme Director, RES Foundation
Tiziano Pignatelli
  • Co-Chair of the Task Force on Techno-Economic Issues (TFTEI), technical body of the UN-ECE Air Convention, Geneva, ENEA – Italian Agency for New Technology Energy and Sustainable Development · Department for Sustainability
  • Programme director, RES Foundation


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