Is it realistic to expect large scale developments in bioeconomy considering the current low price of oil? EFI Director, Marc Palahí, believes that it is and considers the opportunities for a bioeconomy on a global scale.
Marc Palahí - Director of EFI (Photo by Saku Ruusila)
Climate change is the defining issue of our times as it exacerbates other global challenges like water scarcity, food security, poverty and migration crisis. Syria and the current refugee crisis exemplify that well. Between 2006 and 2013, Syria experienced the worst drought in modern times, which resulted in more than million people moving from rural areas to cities, already burdened by refugees from the war in Iraq. What followed is well known by all of us: one of the worst wars and refugee crisis of the last decades.