|Project leader||Jeremy Van Loon|
The European Forest Institute together with CIFOR, ICRAF and the Finnish Innovation Fund SITRA, in collaboration with the GLobal Landscapes Forum, are organizing an online event ‘Nature at the at heart of global circular economy’ on 19 March 2021. This is the world’s first conference examining the forest-based bioeconomy with a focus on the Global South.
Forests, trees and landscapes have long played a role in economic development. Now, sustainable landscapes are more important than ever in protecting the world from accelerating climate change and helping to mitigate the runaway consumption of non-renewable resources.
The circular bioeconomy – an economy powered by nature and its sustainable resources – offers a unique opportunity to use renewable natural capital to holistically transform and manage our land, food, health and industrial systems as well as our cities. If managed sustainably for people and the planet, it has the potential to decarbonize our economy and restore biodiversity while providing jobs and achieving inclusive growth.
This half-day digital forum brings together investors, scientists, forestry, agroforestry and landscape experts, practitioners, community and business leaders and policy makers to explore what it will take to shift to a circular bioeconomic model that supports people and the planet, putting nature at the heart of how we operate.