Programme, 10.05.2017

Leading the way to a new European bioeconomy strategy

10 May 2017
Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL), Berlin

Chair: Göran Persson, ThinkForest President

14:00 Opening

Göran Persson, ThinkForest President
Knut Øistad, Chairman of the Board, European Forest Institute

 14:10 Circular economy and bioeconomy connection
  Janez Potočnik, Co‐Chair of UN International Resource Panel ( presentation)
 14:25 EU Bioeconomy Strategy updating 

Waldemar Kütt, Head of Unit - Bioeconomy Strategy, DG Research and Innovation, European Commission ( presentation  

 14:45 Insights for updating the EU Bioeconomy Strategy

Marc Palahí, Director, EFI ( presentation)

 15:00 Forest-based bioeconomy as a part of the German national bioeconomy strategy

Hermann Onko Aeikens, State Secretary, Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture, Germany

 15:20 Panel discussion: “Successful Bioeconomy Strategy and Action Needed”

Moderator:   Joanna Dupont-Inglis , Chair of the EU Bioeconomy Panel

Mika Aalto, Head of Division - Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment of Finland

Felix Creutzig, Chair Sustainability Economics of Human Settlements, Technical University Berlin

Waldemar Kütt, Head of Unit - Strategy, DG Research and Innovation

Cristina Narbona, Council Member, CSN, Spain (Minister of Environment, Spain 2004‐2008)

 16:30 Concluding remarks

Göran Persson, ThinkForest President

16:40-17:30 Networking with wine and snacks


Updated 08.05.2017