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.

  by Ilka Dege, DNR The dominant industrial agriculture in Germany and Europe threatens biodiversity and the climate. By contrast, in particular organic farming ensures a sustainable biomass production. Foto:
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  by Joachim Spangenberg, BUND The bioeconomy is dependent on biological resources. Continuous high levels of resource consumption therefore exacerbate the risks of biodiversity loss due to an expansion and
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What is actually going on in the bioeconomy debate at EU level and in our neighboring European countries? And how do our colleagues from the environmental and development associations assess
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Within this project, we support the development of guidelines for an environmentally sustainable and socially just future from the perspective of people on low incomes. What does a socially just
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Far more than 100 experts from civil society, ministries, federal agencies and academia had dialed in to the Alternative Bioeconomy Summit on February 23, when Silvia Bender, State Secretary at
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The Bioeconomy Action Forum has created campaigning materials on bioeconomy, in cooperation with the agency construktiv. The four animations and graphics address key points of the bioeconomy debate and are
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Cover photo: Ana Rodríguez On Wednesday, December 8th, 2021 the photo exhibition "On the wrong track - Overexploitation of Humans and Nature for the Bioeconomy" was opened at the Institut
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By Peter Gerhardt The forest has always been more than the sum of its trees. It is familiar with being a place of longing and a habitat, to deliver firewood
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By Michael Gerhardt The German version of this post can be found here. This article was published as well on The Ecologist , World Rainforest Movement Bulletin , Redd Monitor,
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Statement on survey by the European Commission for European biomass policy from 2020 The current European biomass policy has serious consequences for the environment. The European energy companies are on
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