On 24 – 26 November 2015, more than 700 participants from around 80 countries met for the first time to define how bioeconomy would best contribute to green growth, the sustainable development goals and to climate change mitigation and adaptation.
The Summit was supported by the German Government and organized by the German Bioeconomy Council. More than 100 international speakers presented policy concepts, lessons-learned and concrete implementation examples in a series of sessions. The summit demonstrated a broad diversity in actors, backgrounds and approaches. However, the participants clearly shared a common goal: transitioning to a sustainable economy based on renewable resources. The Summit’s International Advisory Committee jointly developed the cornerstones of a global political agenda to Make Bioeconomy Work for Sustainable Development.
The Summit launched an international dialogue and experience exchange on bioeconomy policies, which will hopefully be continued in the future. This website provides a platform for bioeconomy policy news and events. You are cordially invited to share news about international developments in bioeconomy policy. Please leave your message here.