Bioeconomy Action Forum

The Bioeconomy Action Forum coordinates environmental and development organisations for a socially just and ecologically sustainable bioeconomy. The participating organisations are also committed to the responsible production and use of biomass. At European level, denkhausbremen works together with its partner organisations Fern (Brussels), ELF (Estonia) and Luontoliitto (Finland). In Germany, denkhausbremen co-operates with BUND (Friends of the Earth Germany).

The age of fossil fuels is drawing to a close. The supply of other mineral resources is also finite and is becoming increasingly exhausted. Mankind will increasingly have to resort to renewable raw materials. The term bioeconomy has established itself for an economy fed by biogenic resources.

The participation of environmental and development associations in this debate is urgently required. The associations would be competent and compatible here, as they are already working on numerous individual aspects of the debate about a future bioeconomy, such as agriculture, forestry or bioenergy, as well as related problems such as conflicts of use or land grabbing.

70 NGOs call for sustainable and socially just EU bioeconomy strategy Bremen, Brussels - 12. March 2024 Download the position Read more
An increasing number of industries are committing to transition to a bioeconomy, to replace everything from cotton to plastic to Read more
Environmental organizations warn against an expansion of the so-called bioeconomy at Forest Movement Europe gathering As always, it was a Read more
Consequences of the Ukraine war for world food supply: German government must rethink bioeconomy Download position paper as PDF here! Read more
What is actually going on in the bioeconomy debate at EU level and in our neighboring European countries? And how Read more
Far more than 100 experts from civil society, ministries, federal agencies and academia had dialed in to the Alternative Bioeconomy Read more
The Bioeconomy Action Forum has created campaigning materials on bioeconomy, in cooperation with the agency construktiv. The four animations and Read more
Cover photo: Ana Rodríguez On Wednesday, December 8th, 2021 the photo exhibition "On the wrong track - Overexploitation of Humans Read more
By Peter Gerhardt The forest has always been more than the sum of its trees. It is familiar with being Read more
By Peter Gerhardt The fossil era is coming to an end. Mankind will increasingly have to rely on renewable raw Read more
By Peter Gerhardt They exist for wood, paper, palm oil or cod: sustainability labels. All too often, these have been Read more
A study by denkhausbremen and BUND examines the possible impacts of the bioeconomy. Bioeconomy could become a catalyst for the Read more
Joint statement by German environmental and development associations on wood biomass Download the statement as a pdf here Forests are Read more
The European Green Deal and the EU bioeconomy strategy avoid necessary system changes By Jana Otten and Peter Gerhardt At Read more
Alternative Bioeconomy Summit (online), February 23, 2022 What has to be on the agenda of the new federal government, to Read more
Cover photo: Peter Steudtner / Mozambique Coordination Group The bioeconomy has so far been a niche debate that essentially has Read more
The newly appointed Bioeconomy Council is to support the German government with expertise in the phase-out of the fossil economy. Read more
Position paper for pdf download here! The bioeconomy can only contribute to a sustainable future if our economy is put Read more
From Paula Leutner Plastic has been polluting our oceans for years. From fishing nets to plastic bottles to straws - Read more
In terms of quantity, fossil fuels can not be entirely substituted  by renewable resources. A sustainable bioeconomy requires systemic transformations Read more
The possibilities that the bioeconomy can provide, become visible in the practical applications. However, in order to contribute to a Read more
The agenda (pdf) for download here Plant-based plastics are among the practical applications of the bioeconomy that have already successfully Read more
Press memo: Bremen, April 16, 2021 Environmental and development associations are giving the German Bioeconomy Council a paper with their Read more
  by Jenny Walther-Thoß, WWF While the world population is growing arithmetically, the available land area per person is becoming Read more
  by Nik Geiler, BBU The bioeconomy threatens global freshwater resources. As biomass imports play an important role in the Read more
  by Thomas Fatheuer, FDCL Globally, the share of renewable energy from biomass is 50%, in Germany even 60.2%. In Read more
  by Jenny Walther-Thoß, WWF As many as 50 countries have developed strategies to promote economic development of a bioeconomy. Read more
  by Jutta Kill, WRM A growing bioeconomy with an increasing total biomass consumption means land grabbing and displacement of Read more
  by Thomas Fatheuer, FDCL The Brazilian chemical company Braskem is the world market leader in bioplastics. Its customers include Read more
  by Christof Potthof, GeN The list of false promises of genetic engineering advances is substantial. The bioeconomy opens up Read more
  by Steffi Ober, NABU Growth and securing prosperity are the dominant priorities for research policy in the field of Read more
  by László Maráz, FUE Firewood, paper and timber construction are already entirely using up the wood grown in Germany. Read more
  by Josephine Koch, FUE A broad bioeconomy debate has not taken place in society yet. In order to develop Read more
  by Joachim Spangenberg, BUND The bioeconomy is dependent on biological resources. Continuous high levels of resource consumption therefore exacerbate Read more

The project “Civil Society Action Forum Bioeconomy is a joint initiative by 




Funding note:
This project is funded by:

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The project “Strengthening the Role of Civil Society in the Implementation of Bioeconomy Strategies in Europe” is funded by the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Nuclear Safety and Consumer Protection (BMUV) as part of the European Environment Initiative (EURENI), based on a decision of the German Bundestag.