Growing the Bioeconomy conference

A conference in Canada on 2-5 October will focus on social, environmental and economic implications of growing the bioeconomy.

Environmental scientists, policy experts and scientific leaders will work together in this meeting of the minds to understand the implications of the bioeconomy. Three leading academic associations working on the life sciences in Europe and North America invite to contribute to a shared understanding of the challenges and opportunities relating to the bioeconomy.

Growing the Bioeconomy will address the environmental, social and economic implications of the growth in this sector, following an initial overview of the latest technical developments. The final day of the conference will be devoted to a wide ranging discussion of what government policies are required to enable future growth in the bioeconomy and to examining what the next steps should be for government, industry and research.

The expected outcome is a shared understanding of the issues of growing the bioeconomy, and shared viewpoints of natural and social scientists, economists and environmentalists.

> Read more about the conference here (external link)

> See the conference programme here (external link)

The conference is organised by University af Alberta, Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences, and held in Banff, Alberta, Canada.