COP24: Rethinking the Bioeconomy

Katowice, Poland
12:15-14:15, 6 December 2018

Venue: Nordic Pavilion

EIT Climate-KIC is at COP24 to highlight the importance of catalysing a shift in the financial sector to achieve transformative change to meet the challenge of climate change.

As Europe’s main climate innovation initiative, EIT Climate-KIC will be sharing how we work to bring the right partners together at the right time, to address how to create systemic impact in the financial system through innovation. With finance as a ‘systems driver’, representatives will discuss how the organisation is working with the climate innovation community to find the best ways to ‘nudge’ the financial system across its portfolio of activities in four work areas – urban transitions, sustainable land use, sustainable production systems, and decision metrics and finance. 


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The increasing global population will demand a 50 per cent increase in both food and energy production by 2050. That’s why it is of fundamental importance that our production systems become sustainable. This session will investigate the management of renewable biological resources and their conversion to food, livestock feed, bio-based products and bioenergy.

The bioeconomy integrates many solutions for a more sustainable future. This can include better utilisation of industrial by-products, innovative products from existing resources, and even the cultivation of new resources like algae and seaweed.

EIT Climate-KIC and The Nordic Council of Ministers have been actively promoting the transition to the bioeconomy for several years and during this session, we will explore how and with whom the process should be continued and accelerated.

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