MENFRI BioEconomy Dialogue

Wednesday, 26 November 2014 Posted in BioEco Forum News, Dialogues, News, Events

“The simplistic idea of “untouchable forests” should be substituted for a more realistic approach."

MENFRI BioEconomy Dialogue

• The simplistic idea of "untouchable forests" should be substituted for a more realistic approach.

• Private forest owners and local communities are crucial actors that should be empowered and supported.

• Demand related to new applications must be coordinated with the traditional demands and limited to assure sustainability.quilibrium, through a mutual exchange of knowledge.

EFI BioEconomy Dialogue

Wednesday, 26 November 2014 Posted in BioEco Forum News, Dialogues, News, Events

“The bioeconomy should meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.”

EFI BioEconomy Dialogue

• We require a bottom-up approach, which must be facilitated by the top.

• Is the adage “Less population, less consumption” a solution?

• There is a need for North-South equilibrium, through a mutual exchange of knowledge.

ICTA BioEconomy Dialogue

Wednesday, 26 November 2014 Posted in BioEco Forum News, Dialogues, News, Events

"In order to meet sustainability goals, there should be a decrease in society’s comfort threshold or an alternative found to current habits and consumption patterns."

ICTA BioEconomy Dialogue

• While increasing pressure on natural ecosystems, the bioeconomy could bring positive impacts to natural systems

• Scientists should also be present in administrative spheres while policy makers and land managers should be more involved in academic processes

• Scientific language should be adapted to make it more understandable to everyone.