The start of the post-petroleum era

Tuesday, 08 November 2016 Posted in BioEco Forum News, News

Is it realistic to expect large scale developments in bioeconomy considering the current low price of oil? EFI Director, Marc Palahí, believes that it is and considers the opportunities for a bioeconomy on a global scale.

Marc Palahí - Director of EFI (Photo by Saku Ruusila)

Climate change is the defining issue of our times as it exacerbates other global challenges like water scarcity, food security, poverty and migration crisis. Syria and the current refugee crisis exemplify that well. Between 2006 and 2013, Syria experienced the worst drought in modern times, which resulted in more than million people moving from rural areas to cities, already burdened by refugees from the war in Iraq. What followed is well known by all of us: one of the worst wars and refugee crisis of the last decades.

The time to act is now!

Tuesday, 05 May 2015 Posted in BioEco Forum News, News, BioEco 2014, Videos

Have a look at the infographics video showing the results and recommendations of the 2014 Barcelona BioEconomy Forum – a call for action and cooperation amongst key stakeholders in local, regional and global contexts.

VOLANTE Roadmap for future land resource management worth exploring

Tuesday, 05 May 2015 Posted in BioEco Forum News, News

The landscapes of Europe have altered rapidly over the last few decades. In the past 50 years we have seen significant and unprecedented human impacts on our landscapes. We desperately need a vision for a more sustainable future land use. The European VOLANTE project designed a roadmap for future land resource management in Europe, and successfully presented this to 75 policymakers in Brussels 21 April. Representatives from the European Commission, NGO’s, professional organisations and national and regional institutions confirmed the timeliness of the endeavour: although there exists no land use policy in the EU nor in many of its member states, numerous existing policies have important unintended effects on land use.

BioEcoNow second edition

Friday, 12 December 2014 Posted in BioEco Forum News, Newsletter, News, BioEco 2014

BioEcoNow - Edition 2The second edition of BioEcoNow, the official newsletter of the Barcelona BioEconomy Forum is out now!

Featuring some of the Forum conclusions, the satellite link with Dr Rajendra K. Pachauri on Day 2 and the field trip to an Area of Natural Interest.

Also, check out the BioEcoLinks where you'll find the Twitter Storify or the photo galleries of each day, among others.

Twitter highlights from #BioEco2014

Tuesday, 02 December 2014 Posted in BioEco Forum News, News, BioEco 2014, Videos

Lively interaction between Forum participants and bioeconomy enthusiasts outside the meeting took place on Twitter during the two days of Barcelona BioEco 2014. Participants were able to see a live feed of #BioEco2014 tweets via screens specifically set up for the purpose in the main auditoriums.

Twitter highlights can be found in the #BioEco2014 Storify.

 

 

Change must be realised through immediate action and active leadership: Barcelona BioEconomy Forum first conclusions

Tuesday, 02 December 2014 Posted in BioEco Forum News, Press releases, News, BioEco 2014

The first edition of the LOA 9535 lowglobal forum focused on bioeconomy attracted high-level international participation from prominent scientists, experts, decision-makers and business leaders.

Dr. Eduardo Rojas-Briales, Assistant Director-General and Head of the Forestry Department at FAO led the concluding session of BioEco2014, drawing together the key messages, challenges and recommendations from two days of intense discussions at the inaugural event of the Barcelona BioEconomy Forum. Over the course of the Forum, plenary sessions, workshops, facilitated dialogues and real-time participant voting generated lively exchange and the development of ideas, and concluded with a collective drafting of proposals for action.

Press Release: A Holistic Vision of a Complex System is Required: Barcelona BioEconomy Forum Day One

Friday, 28 November 2014 Posted in BioEco Forum News, Press releases, News

More than 100 decision-makers, scientific experts and sector leaders gathered in the majestic Sant Pau Art Nouveau Site for the first edition of the Barcelona BioEconomy Forum, a global platform for innovative thinking for action towards a sustainable bioeconomy.

Press Release: The sustainable management of forests is "crucial for the transition to a new bioeconomy"

Thursday, 27 November 2014 Posted in BioEco Forum News, Press releases, News

 MG 8858Josep M. Pelegrí, Minister of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries, Food & the Environment of the Government of Catalonia, opened the Barcelona BioEconomy Forum with the message that the sustainable management of forests is “crucial for the transition to a new bioeconomy”.

Press Release: The BioEconomy Forum this week in Barcelona!

Friday, 21 November 2014 Posted in BioEco Forum News, Press releases, News, Events, BioEco 2014

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Nota de premsa: català    Nota de prensa: castellano

The Catalan capital hosts the first edition of a global forum focused on the bioeconomy from 27 to 29 November, with participation from top international scientists, decision-makers and business leaders.

AFD and CIRAD launch Climate Challenge, an international competition on agricultural and forestry innovation to address climate change

Thursday, 30 October 2014 Posted in BioEco Forum News, News, Events

AFD and CIRAD launch Climate Challenge, an international competition on agricultural and forestry innovation to address climate change

Agence Française de Développement (AFD) and the Agricultural Research Centre for International Development (Cirad) have launched the first international competition “Climate Challenge Agriculture and Forestry”, which promotes agricultural and forestry innovation to address climate change.


Anne Paugam, Chief Executive Officer of AFD, and Michel Eddi, Chairman of CIRAD presented this competition on 9 September 2014 during the 7th edition of the Convergences World Forum, which gathers public, private and solidarity-based actors who are working to achieve the Millennium Development Goals.

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