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30 November 2016

Book launch: Creating Sustainable Bioeconomies

A new book published by SEI, Creating Sustainable Bioeconomies: The bioscience revolution in Europe and Africa, addresses these issues in comprehensive ways. It is a timely and significant contribution to the bioeconomy debate. In particular, it points to the opportunities of strategic partnership between Africa and Europe in the field of bioeconomy.

Rapid globalization and a surging global demand for food, feed, bioenergy, renewable materials and agricultural land are radically changing the conditions of the bioeconomy. At the same time, the biosciences and biotechnology are revolutionizing the production of biomass resources and how they are used.

A key question is how humanity will meet a future massive bioresource demand in a resource-efficient, climate-smart and sustainable manner.


From 30 November 2016 at 14:00 to 30 November 2016 at 15:30


Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI), Linnégatan 87D


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Preliminary program:

15:00-15:05 Welcome!
Moderator: Johan Kuylenstierna, Executive Director, Stockholm Environment Institute

15:05-15:20 Perspectives on a knowledge based bioeconomy: What should we expect?
Mattias Goldman, Executive Director, FORES

15:20-15:35 Key messages from the book Creating Sustainable Bioeconomies
Ivar Virgin, Senior Research Fellow, Stockholm Environment Institute

15:35-15:45 Prospects for an African bioeconomy
Professor Dr E. Jane Morris, Leeds University

15:45-15:55 Prospects for a Swedish bioeconomy, with a focus on the forestry sector
Olle Olsson, Research Fellow, Stockholm Environment Institute

15:55-16:10 Perspectives on a global bioeconomy and the opportunities and challenges in an African context
Professor Calestous Juma, on link from Harvard University

16:10-16:30 Q&A with Prof. Calestous Juma and questions from the audience
Moderator: Johan Kuylenstierna, Executive Director, Stockholm Environment Institute

16:30 Mingle

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