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Online congress: How much bioeconomy can our planet cope with?

Alternative Bioeconomy Summit (online), February 23, 2022

What has to be on the agenda of the new federal government, to design a socially just and ecologically sustainable economy of the future ? Again and again, salvation has been promised by bioeconomy – an economic system operating with biological resources.

Though, farmland, forests and oceans can supply a limited amount of biomass only, and most ecosystems are already under enormous pressure. Now and then, the production of agricultural goods in the Global South is obtained at the cost of serious human rights violations, while in Germany an increasing social division is threatening social peace. Not an easy starting point for developing the economy of the future.

Ultimately, the often-cited planetary boundaries must become the cast for practical policies without neglecting the fair distribution of natural resources. Experts from environmental and development organizations, politics, science and specialist authorities come together at this Bioeconomy Action Forum Online Summit to define guardrails for a sustainable future.

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Event with impulses from, among others:
Prof. Dr. Dirk Messner , President of the Federal Environment Agency (UBA)
Silvia Bender , State Secretary at the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL)
Prof. Dr. Daniela Thrän , Chair of the Bioeconomy Council
Prof. Dr. Kai Niebert , President of the German Nature Conservation umbrella organisation (DNR)
Jörg-Andreas Krüger , President of NABU
Olaf Bandt , Chairman of the (Friends of the Earth Germany, BUND)
Dr. Joachim Spangenberg , Chairman of the Scientific Advisory Board at Friends of the Earth Germany (BUND)
Prof. Dr. Franz-Theo Gottwald, Director of the Kirchberg Castle Academy
Prof. Dr. Felix Ekardt , Sustainability and Climate Policy Research Center
Dr. Nadja Salzborn , Head of Legal Environmental Issues at the German Environment Agency (Umweltbundesamt – UBA)
László Maráz , forest coordinator at the German NGO Forum on Environment and Development
Jana Ballenthien , Robin Wood forest consultant
Jutta Kill , activist, biologist, author
Jun.-Prof. dr Maria Backhouse (Head), Malte Lühmann, Janina Puder (formerly), Dr. Fabricio Rodriguez , Dr. Anne Tittor and Dr. Thomas Vogelpohl , BMBF junior research group “Bioeconomy and Social Inequalities” at the University of Jena
dr Thomas Fatheuer , Research and Documentation Center Chile-Latin America (FDCL)

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