Looking ahead to a circular European bioeconomy

Brussels, Belgium
Nov 07, 2017 - Nov 07, 2017
Looking ahead to a circular European bioeconomy

Discussions focused on:

  • Why do we need a European circular economy strategy?
  • What should its main ingredients be?
  • What is the outlook for a sustainable European forest bioeconomy?
  • What bioeconomy gaps do we still need to fill
This event took place in two sessions:

Morning session: A new strategy for a circular European bioeconomy

Welcome & Opening
00:00 Göran Persson, ThinkForest President
08:27 Marijana Petir, Member of the European Parliament
The outlook for bioeconomy in the EU
15:21 John Bell, Director of Bioeconomy, DG Research and Innovation, European Commission

Strategic requirements for circular bioeconomy
37:10 Esko Aho, EFI Strategic Advisor (former Prime Minister of Finland)
Leading the way to a European circular bioeconomy strategy
1:06:00 Lauri Hetemäki, Assistant Director, EFI
Panel discussion: "Cities and regions role in circular bioeconomy"
1:32:05 Moderator Christian Patermann, former Director, European Commission
1:39:14 Janez Potočnik, Co‐Chair of UN International Resource Panel 
1:54:23 Hanna Kosonen, Member of Parliament Finland & Member of EFI Board (Finland)
2:04:30 Lambert van Nistelrooij, MEP
2:12:49 Cecil Konijnendijk van den Bosch, Professor, University of British Columbia
2:20:01 Marc Palahí, Director, EFI
Concluding remarks
Christian Patermann, former Director, European Commission

Afternoon session: Outlook for a circular European bioeconomy 

3:30:28 Knut Øistad, Chairman, EFI Board
Outlook for European forest bioeconomy
3:32:19 Georg Winkel, Head EFI Resilience Programme
4:05:32 Panel discussion: “European regional outlook for circular bioeconomy”
Moderator: Joanna Dupont-Inglis, Chair, The EU Bioeconomy Panel
Leire Barañano , General Manager, Neiker-Tecnalia, Basque Country, Spain
Daniela Kleinschmit, Professor, University of Freiburg (Germany)
Joachim Kreysa, Adviser for Bio-economy, European Commission Joint Research Centre
Mårten Larsson, Deputy director general, Swedish Forest Industries Federation
Concluding remarks
Joanna Dupont-Inglis , Chair, The EU Bioeconomy Panel