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Communique from Global Bioeconomy Summit: “Promoting Technologies, Governance, Cooperation” Are Key to Sustainable Bioeconomy.

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by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The first Global Bioeconomy Summit in Berlin Germany released a communique:

“We, a community of experts and stakeholders from more than 50 countries, met in Berlin to review the state of bioeconomy in different parts of the world and to identify opportunities for accelerated transition to a more biobased economy, i.e., an economy that fulfills criteria of ecological and social sustainability.

“We note that in the past ten years many countries have pursued bioeconomy strategies with a particular focus on research and policy-making. We hold that there are manifold opportunities for learning from experience across national borders and institutional domains. We thus advocate sharing insights from bioeconomy research and innovation. We have also identified significant large-scale research projects that would benefit from global cooperation.

“This communiqué highlights key elements of the emerging global agenda for a sustainable bioeconomy. We emphasize that a sustainable bioeconomy will make essential contributions to achieving Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as its potentials are particularly geared to the SDGs related to food security and nutrition (Goal 2), healthy lives (Goal 3), water and sanitation (Goal 6), affordable and clean energy (Goal 7), sustainable consumption and production (Goal 12), climate change (Goal 13), oceans, seas and marine resources (Goal 14), and terrestrial ecosystems, forests, desertification, land degradation, and biodiversity (Goal 15).”

Stakeholders at the summit agreed to focus on: promoting innovative as well as proven technologies and measures for a sustainable bioeconomy, establishing good governance for a sustainable bioeconomy, initiating and strengthening international dialogue and cooperation.   READ MORE   Download Communique

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