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In collaboration with colleagues from academia, business and policy, SusValueWaste organised a dialogue session at the International Sustainability Transitions Conference in June 2017. The topic for dialogue was “Transition to a Sustainable Bioeconomy”.
The panel participants in the SusValueWaste-session drew attention to the heterogeneity of the bioeconomy. Encompassed in this economy is various interests and sectors which need to collaborate. Coordination and leadership is therefore important in the transition to a sustainable bioeconomy. This economy unfolds different geographical levels that should also be considered.
In general, the IST-conference showed increased interest of the Bioeconomy-field through several academic contributions such as paper presentation and posters. Consequently, SusValueWaste will follow up this conference’s dialogue session at the next IST-conference planned in Manchester in June 2018.
Waste and other residual materials from industries and households are of increasing value in today’s economy. Substances that have long represented a cost to the economy are now becoming a valuable resource. Exploiting the full potential of these resources requires increased innovation, systemic change as well as better regulation and governance.