A modern bioeconomy offers a healthier and more prosperous future through resource efficiency, climate resilience and sustainable production systems for food, feed, fuels and value-added products and services. The emerging bioeconomy will play a valuable role—albeit quite differentiated and contextualised—across countries and regions at quite different levels of development, just as the Sustainable Development Goals were envisioned to be universal in nature. Despite wide agreement on the future significance of the bioeconomy, there is less agreement on the pathways and tensions have arisen especially between conservation- vs. commercially-oriented systems, pathways and landscapes.
In this seminar we will discuss bioeconomy pathways in broad terms across different regions, scales and sectors, emphasising the key role of innovation, the important development linkages and the governance requirements.
Coffee farmers in Bali generate biogas from waste for roasting and other energy needs. Learn more about this example of bioeconomy in this short video.