Is Bioeconomy a totalitarian approach?

The Bioeconomy concept has been definitely gaining momentum in recent years. In fact, it can be counted among recent emerging macro-political concepts that are defining entire science and technology policies in Western countries and beyond. However, most of the discussion is still at a conceptual level, and the concept is passed around mostly between science (research … Continue reading Is Bioeconomy a totalitarian approach?

Wood in the Bioeconomy – Opportunities and Limits in Germany

A recent analysis published by the German Bioeconomy Council (Bioökonomierat) attempts to analyse the current situations of wood resources under Germany's bioeconomy. The paper is now subject to an open public review process, accompanied by expert reviews. The  Bioeconomy Council welcomes comments and feedback by September 2nd 2016. Read the paper HERE

Environmental Concerns in the Bioeconomy Discourse

Sustainable development is highlighted in different national bioeconomy strategies as the overarching goal of the shift towards bioeconomy. In fact, in many of these strategies, bioeconomy is partly already renamed to “sustainable economy". However, it is important to understand that bioeconomy in itself cannot be considered as "self-evidently sustainable". Even more so,  visions about the relationship … Continue reading Environmental Concerns in the Bioeconomy Discourse