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Leading the way to a new European bioeconomy strategy

10 May 2017 from 14:00 CET
Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL), Berlin


News release: Building a pro-active relationship between the economy and ecology

View the recording of the event on our YouTube channel

View the programme and presentations

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The ThinkForest event Leading the way to a new European bioeconomy strategy was held on 10 May 2017 at the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture in Berlin.

Discussions focused on:

  • How can bioeconomy contribute to sustainable and circular economic development?
  • What makes a successful bioeconomy strategy?
  • How can we move from strategy to action?

Our speakers included:

Hermann Onko Aeikens, State Secretary, German Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture
Mika Aalto,
Head of Division - Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment of Finland
Felix Creutzig
, Chair Sustainability Economics of Human Settlements, Technical University Berlin
Joanna Dupont Inglis, Chair of the EU Bioeconomy Panel
Waldemar Kütt, Head of Unit - Bioeconomy Strategy, DG Research and Innovation
Cristina Narbona, Council Member, CSN, Spain (Minister of Environment, Spain 2004‐2008)
Marc Palahí, Director, European Forest Institute
Janez Potočnik, Co-Chair of UN International Resource Panel, (EU Commissioner 2004-2014)

Watch the recording. The event was livestreamed via our YouTube channel, and a recording is available. No registration is required.

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ThinkForest Roundtable Discussion on 'Climate smart forestry'

30 May 2017, Brussels

The next ThinkForest Roundtable Discussion will take place in Brussels on 30 May 2017, on the topic of climate smart forestry (CSF), and its connection to the EC LULUCF proposal.

Attendance is by invitation only.

For questions about the event please contact Assistant Director Lauri Hetemäki (lauri.hetemaki @ efi.int) or Policy Support Officer Ulla Vänttinen (ulla.vanttinen @ efi.int)


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