Policy dialogues on Bioeconomy for Sustainable Development: value creation, pathways and governance

Reference number 2018-04695
Coordinator STIFT THE STOCKHOLM ENVIRONMENT INSTITUTE, SEI - STIFT THE STOCKHOLM ENVIRONMENT INSTITUTE
Funding from Vinnova SEK 1 000 000
Project duration December 2018 - March 2020
Status Ongoing
Venture Cirkulär och biobaserad ekonomi
Call Policy and behavioral issues for a biobased circular economy

Purpose and goal

This initiative envisions a more “universal” approach to advancing the global bioeconomy so as to anchor tangible efforts to SDGs and help recognize common challenges and opportunities . The aim is to clarify key barriers and enablers for the bioeconomy in different regions for different potential implementation pathways and across different levels of governance. The approach will have a national and regional basis but will also connect to local concerns and global markets. The Swedish knowledge base and experience with bioeconomy issues is thereby shared with other world regions.

Expected results and effects

The expected result is a more cohesive and constructive understanding of the bioeconomy that supports decision-makers at local, national, regional and levels. The specific impacts are centred on empowering key actors and organisations to institutionalise this knowledge and strategic thinking on bioeconomy into their work programmes. The focus is on the need for a global bioeconomy with broad benefits, in which technology transfer and capacity-building across national boundaries can facilitate creation of successful bioeconomies across different scales and applications.

Planned approach and implementation

A series of policy dialogues will be conducted in different world regions (Africa, Asia, EU, Latin America) with a small but diverse group of stakeholders. There will be common design and similar structure for the dialogues in order to facilitate comparisons, including key issues related to value creation, pathways and governance. The communications and stakeholder platform will be based on outputs and follow-up from the five dialogues and also a web-based platform for interaction with those interested in engaging on a wider discussion around the bioeconomy.

External links

This initiative highlights the key role of the bioeconomy for poverty reduction and sustainability transitions.

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