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Conference ‘Sustainable and circular bioeconomy, the European way’ – Highlights
25th October 2018

Conference ‘Sustainable and circular bioeconomy, the European way’ – Highlights

On 22 October 2018, the European Commission hosted the conference ‘Sustainable and circular bioeconomy, the European way.’

The conference focused on the need to have a sustainable and circular bioeconomy to enhance the transition in a changed EU policy context and towards a new environmental, social and economic reality. It also set the scene for the start of the discussion about synergetic actions across different priority areas:

  • support strategic research and innovation, and strengthen support for education and training,
  • upscale the bio-based sectors, mobilise investments, support the creation of markets, develop better monitoring,
  • encourage the adoption, update and coherence of national and regional Bioeconomy Strategies throughout Europe with citizens engagement,
  • strengthen the understanding and resilience of land and sea ecosystems,
  • monitoring and assessment of bioeconomy development


Remarkably, during the course of the event, two TTF Member companies, Metsa Wood and Sodra Wood were held up as examples of sustainable development and good practices.

The full speech by Carlos Moedas, Commissioner of Research, Science and Innovation, is available here.

TTF Members can also find a detailed report of the event by Cei-Bois here.