Contributions on Sustainable Bioeconomy

Bioeconomy is meant to be an economy beyond fossil raw materials. Here, representatives of environmental and development organizations shed light on the opportunities and dangers of such a bioeconomy. The contributions were made as part of the Bioeconomy Action Forum – the civil society platform to deal with this bioeconomy. The texts are accompanied by photos taken by photographer and artist Eva-Maria Lopez.

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
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  by Jenny Walther-Thoß, WWF As the world population grows, arithmetically, the available land area per person is becoming smaller and smaller, while at the same time the demand for
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  by Nik Geiler, BBU The bioeconomy threatens global freshwater resources. As biomass imports play an important role in the expansion of the bioeconomy, water conflicts are inevitable, particularly in
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  by Thomas Fatheuer, FDCL Globally, the share of renewable energy from biomass is 50%, in Germany even 60.2%. In the frame of bioeconomy, the targeted increase in biomass energy
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  by Jenny Walther-Thoß, WWF As many as 50 countries have developed strategies to promote economic development of a bioeconomy. However, a broad debate on the kind of bioeconomy that
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  by Jutta Kill, WRM A growing bioeconomy with an increasing total biomass consumption means land grabbing and displacement of smallholder families in the global South. Not even sustainability certifications
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  by Thomas Fatheuer, FDCL The Brazilian chemical company Braskem is the world market leader in bioplastics. Its customers include Coca Cola and Lego. The basis for the bioplastics production
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  by Christof Potthof, GeN The list of false promises of genetic engineering advances is substantial. The bioeconomy opens up new opportunities for genetic engineering. By no means, the bioeconomy
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  by Steffi Ober, NABU Growth and securing prosperity are the dominant priorities for research policy in the field of bioeconomy. However, a problem-oriented research strategy with an openness towards
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  by László Maráz, FUE Firewood, paper and timber construction are already entirely using up the wood grown in Germany. The forests potential to provide renewable resources for a bioeconomy
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  by Josephine Koch, FUE A broad bioeconomy debate has not taken place in society yet. In order to develop an ecologically and socially coherent bioeconomy strategy, a dialogue should
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