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 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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  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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