Exploring the complex liaison between the Sylvan and the Urban

Tuesday, 28 October 2014 Posted in BioEco Forum News, News, Videos

Since the rise of the first cities, the relationship between the Sylvan and the Urban has been complex. Although city and forest have often been regarded as enemies, or at least as opposite ends on a continuum between the man-made and the natural, cities have also been heavily dependent on forests, not in the least for their very development.

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.

Karl-Henrik Robèrt: Sustainability principles for the bioeconomy

Wednesday, 17 September 2014 Posted in BioEco Forum News, News, BioEco 2014, Videos

Professor Karl-Henrik Robèrt, founder and professor in Strategic Sustainable Development at The Natural Step explains why a shared universal definition of sustainability is essential for the transition to a bioeconomy.

Bioenergy: America’s Energy Future

Friday, 22 August 2014 Posted in Videos

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