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Global Bioeconomy Summit 2015

The Global Bioeconomy Summit is the first community building platform to discuss bioeconomy policies globally. This summit builds on the post 2015 development goals to start a multilateral agenda setting process for a sustainable bioeconomy. For this purpose the German Bioeconomy Council invites more than 500 leaders from policy, research, industry and civil society to Berlin. Food security, sustainable development, economic growth and the conservation of scarce natural resources – the promises of bioeconomy are manifold.

  • Event date: November 25-26, 2015
  • Posted on: 11.08.2015
  • bcc Berlin Congress Center, Berlin,
  • Germany

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Bioeconomy is broadly defined as the production, and utilisation of biological resources and innovations in order to provide sustainable goods and services in all economic sectors. Bioeconomy might contribute substantially to green growth, innovativeness and sustainable development. In the past five years alone, the key objectives of the bioeconomy have been incorporated in the strategic activities of more than 30 countries. However, it seems that it has not yet become an integral part of the wider innovation and sustainable development agendas nor of future-oriented public debates. The Global Bioeconomy Summit aims at identifying challenges and opportunities at stake. The summit will result in recommendations in view of global governance and international cooperation. The UN Food and Agriculture Organisation, the EU Commission and the German Government endorse this special event. 

More information on the programme is available here: http://gbs2015.com/programme/

Registration Process

Please note that due to restricted capacity the number of participants per institution might be limited and international participants will be given priority.


The German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, has assumed patronage of the Global Bioeconomy Summit. See her statement here.

          +++ COMMENT IN NATURE CALLS FOR POLICIES FOSTERING SUSTAINABLE BIOECONOMY IN GLOBAL CONTEXT +++

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S&T field/scope: General, Horizon 2020: Secure, clean and efficient energy, Horizon 2020: Food security, sustainable agriculture and forestry, marine and maritime and inland water research, Horizon 2020: Climate action, environment, resource efficiency and raw materials, Energy | Affilation and Pillar: Key stakeholders, Energy and Bio Economy | Geographical focus: Danube Region, International/Other

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