Workshop 6 – Bioregions WG
RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN EUROPEAN BIOECONOMIES.
POTENTIALS AND PERSPECTIVES FOR REGIONAL STRATEGIES
11:30 – 11:35 Workshop opening
11:35 – 12:00 Recent developments in European Bioeconomies – Potentials and Perspectives for the Regions, by Dr. Christian Patermann, director ret., EU-Commission, member of the 1st Bioeconomy Council, Germany (online).
12:00 – 13:00 Working table with:
13:00 – 13:20 Results of bioeconomy survey in some ERIAFF regions, by Siebe Briers, EFI Bioregions Facility.
13:20 – 13:30 Round of open questions.
With the objective of the transition to a greener economy, more and more European countries and regions have developed circular bioeconomy policies involving agroforestry as an important priority. The challenge coming from the climate change, increasing air pollution, energetic self-sufficiency, rising construction demand, need for a sustainable green growth. All these elements are present in the bioeconomic breakthrough emphasized by the European Commission and in line with the objective of the European Green Deal, as well as the Paris Climate Agreement.