1C - Biodiversity, climate & bioeconomy

Session 1C - Biodiversity, climate & bioeconomy
Start/End date
City
Brussels
Scope
Description

Lead organisation: Innowo, PL

This workshop explored the interconnections and interaction between bioeconomy and climate change. One focus was the systemic interconnection of bioeconomy systems, from restoring ecosystems to creation of regenerative systems that feed the bioeconomy.

Interesting good practices in bioeconomy as a tool to stop climate change and biodiversity loss from both the regional and national perspective were also presented.

Key questions

  • How can we best use bioeconomy solutions to tackle biodiversity loss and mitigate climate change? 

  • How can we establish the optimal way forward? There is no “one size fits all” solution as the regions in Europe - not to mention third countries - are all different.

  • What are the challenges, barriers and opportunities and which investments, innovations and cooperation should be promoted for a more sustainable bioeconomy?

Programme

11:14 – 11:20 Welcome and introduction by moderator Agnieszka Sznyk, INNOWO

Question 1 to the audience: Let’s meet! What sector do you represent?

Setting the scene

  • Barbara Oberc, IUCN
  • Johannes Kisser, Alchemia Nova

Question 2 to the audience: What subsectors of the bioeconomy are most important to improve biodiversity?

  • Tajana Radić, Copa Cogeca
  • Udo Hemmerling, EESC

11:40 – 12:10 - Interactive panel

Question 3 to the audience: Based on your experience, what are the main challenges in implementing the circular bioeconomy?

11:40 – 11:48 Introduction of panelists and their role in bioeconomy development

  • Anne-Christine Ritschkoff, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Lt
  • Madalina Barnisca, IRCEM Institute for research in circular economy and environment "Ernest Lupan" 
  • Maria Calderó Pascual, BETA Technological Centre (representing the Interreg MED Green Growth Community/Community4Innovation Interreg Euro-MED)
  • Maria Silvia Romanin, GCE

11:48 – 11:50 Results

Presentation of the responses to the questions

11:50– 12:10 Moderated discussion inspired by answers from the public

Panelists:

  • Anne-Christine Ritschkoff, VTT
  • Madalina Barnisca, IRCEM Institute for research in circular economy and environment "Ernest Lupan"
  • Johannes Kisser, Alchemia Nova
  • Tajana Radić, Copa-Cogeca
  • Maria Calderó Pascual, BETA Technological Centre (representing the Interreg MED Green Growth Community/Community4Innovation Interreg Euro-MED)
  • Barbara Oberc, IUCN

12:10 – 12:15 Summary of the discussion

  • Maria Silvia Romanin, GCE
  • Udo Hemmerling, EESC

12:15 – 12:16 Wrap up by Agnieszka Sznyk, INNOWO