Successful conclusion of the Bioeconomy Council's third term
After three years of intensive work, the third term of the Federal Government's Bioeconomy Council is coming to an end. The outcome is positive: the Council was able to support the federal government in matters relating to the bioeconomy with a wide range of position papers and recommendations for action to implement the National Bioeconomy Strategy (NBÖS). The chairwomen would like to see more speed in the transformation towards a sustainable bioeconomy.
The Bioeconomy Council crowned its advisory work with the Bioeconomy Forum in Berlin at the beginning of December. The presence of Vice-Chancellor and Federal Minister of Economics Robert Habeck, Federal Minister of Research Bettina Stark-Watzinger and Federal Minister of Agriculture Cem Özdemir emphasised the growing relevance of the bioeconomy at national level. Chairwomen Prof Dr Daniela Thrän and Prof Dr Iris Lewandowski are satisfied with their term of office. "Through events such as the forums and workshops, the Bioeconomy Council has made a contribution to promoting the public debate on the bioeconomy and to networking the specialist community," says Daniela Thrän. "Our recommendations for action are now being incorporated into the implementation plan for the national bioeconomy strategy," reports Iris Lewandowski.