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Wednesday, January 28, 2015

International Bioeconomy Strategies

Bioeconomy Policy Synopsis and Analysis of Strategies in the G7
A report from the German Bioeconomy Council
58 pages

This report assesses and compares the G7 activities in individual policy areas, such as bioenergy, research, education and training, technology transfer, commercialization as well as social change The authors conclude with an outlook on future G7 and global political collaboration to foster the development of the bioeconomy.

The leading industrialised nations have all positioned themselves in the bioeconomy in the past five years. Politically, the bioeconomy is not only associated with ecologic transition, but also with economic opportunities. 
"Most of the G7 member initiatives are internationally uncoordinated and focus on their national territories. In order to fully exploit the potential of the bioeconomy, we need intensified international cooperation,  
Prof. Joachim von Braun, chairman of the German Bioeconomy Council upon the presentation at the Global Forum for Food and Agriculture on in Berlin on 15/01/2015.

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