Leading the way to a new European bioeconomy strategy

10 May 2017

Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL), Berlin


This “ThinkForest” seminar has been organized by the European Forest Institute in order to discuss about the bioeconomy, in the light of the review and updating of the EU Bioeconomy Strategy. How can bioeconomy contribute to sustainable and circular economic development?What makes a successful bioeconomy strategy? How can we move from strategy to action?

Keynote speaker: Christian Schmidt, Federal Minister for Food and Agriculture, Germany.

Panels include: Joanna Dupont Inglis, Chair of the EU Bioeconomy Panel Cristina Narbona, Council Member, CSN, Spain (Minister of Environment, Spain 2004‐2008) Janez Potočnik, Co-Chair of UN International Resource Panel, (EU Commissioner 2004-2014) Waldemar Kütt, Head of Unit – Strategy, DG Research and Innovation.

5 ThinkForest LOGOThe European Forest Institute is an independent, science-based international organization. ThinkForest is a high-level discussion forum which brings together policy makers, the scientific community and stakeholders, building bridges on pan-European forest and bioeconomy issues.