Press Release: The BioEconomy Forum this week in Barcelona!

Friday, 21 November 2014 Posted in BioEco Forum News, Press releases, News, Events, BioEco 2014

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Nota de premsa: català    Nota de prensa: castellano

The Catalan capital hosts the first edition of a global forum focused on the bioeconomy from 27 to 29 November, with participation from top international scientists, decision-makers and business leaders.

Arab Hoballah: Making the economic case for bioeconomy

Thursday, 20 November 2014 Posted in BioEco Forum News, News, BioEco 2014, Videos

We must consider bioeconomy in a systems approach, moving beyond theory to application at a larger scale. And we need to convince decision-makers that the bioeconomy is not merely a cost but also a benefit, that driving solutions to sustainability can save on resources and money.

William McDonough: tools to achieve sustainable development and social equity

Thursday, 13 November 2014 Posted in BioEco Forum News, News, BioEco 2014, Videos

William McDonough of McDonough Innovation presents his vision of the BioEconomy: encompassing life, home and logic to art, knowledge and science. He discusses how finding truth and beauty is a fundamental part of our philosophy and the importance of having the tools that enable us to achieve sustainable development and social equity.

Joan Rovira: the bioeconomy offers huge potential for our forests

Tuesday, 14 October 2014 Posted in BioEco Forum News, News, BioEco 2014, Videos

Joan Rovira, Secretary General at Consorci Forestal de Catalunya, considers the opportunities presented by the bioeconomy for forests, including new markets and a new paradigm for forest management based on an equilibrium between sustainability and multifunctionality.

Jordi Pigem: Bioeconomy requires radical change

Tuesday, 14 October 2014 Posted in BioEco Forum News, News, BioEco 2014, Videos

Jordi Pigem, philosopher and writer, discusses our place in the biosphere, the radical change necessary for a productive economy and how we engage wider society in achieving that change.

Maíta Fernández: urban and rural landscapes must be considered together for the bioeconomy

Tuesday, 14 October 2014 Posted in BioEco Forum News, News, BioEco 2014, Videos

Maíta Fernández, Senior Programme Management Coordinator at UN-Habitat / CRPP, calls for collaboration between urban and rural planning in order to achieve the transition to a bioeconomy and that the message must be disseminated widely.

Stanley Nyoni: the Barcelona BioEconomy Forum will link decision makers from diverse backgrounds to develop a common agenda for the future

Tuesday, 14 October 2014 Posted in BioEco Forum News, News, BioEco 2014, Videos

Stanley Nyoni, President and Senior Sustainability Advisor at S2 Sustainability Strategies and The Natural Step Switzerland, explains what governance issues are important in relation to the bioeconomy and how we engage wider society in the drive towards a bioeconomy.

Francisco Carvalho: bioeconomy is our business

Tuesday, 14 October 2014 Posted in BioEco Forum News, News, BioEco 2014, Videos

Francisco Carvalho, director Amorim Natural Cork, Portugal, explains what the bioeconomy means from a business perspective.

Faraj El-Awar: bioeconomy must be based on sustainable development

Tuesday, 14 October 2014 Posted in BioEco Forum News, News, BioEco 2014, Videos

Dr. Faraj El-Awar, Programme Manager at Global Water Operators Partnerships Alliance, calls for the bioeconomy to be based on sustainable development pillars and for a balance in the water – energy – food nexus if natural resources are not to be depleted.

BioEcoNow first edition

Friday, 03 October 2014 Posted in BioEco Forum News, Newsletter, News, BioEco 2014

bioeconowNo1 tb 200The first edition of BioEcoNow, the official newsletter of the Barcelona BioEconomy Forum is out now!

Featuring the story behind the origins of the Forum, and an introduction to the venues and speakers, it also invites wider participation in discussing bioeconomy issues prior to the event itself.

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