German Bioeconomy Council

The Bioeconomy Council is an independant advisory body to the German Federal Government. On this website you'll find comprehensive information on bioeconomy, the work and publications of the Council, the office in Berlin, and the latest news on the subject.

  • German Bioeconomy Council calls for political commitment to agricultural innovation

    German Bioeconomy Council calls for political commitment to agricultural innovation

    17.01.2019 - More than 60 ministers for food and agriculture will kick-off this years International Green Week in Berlin with a debate on digitialisation and innovation trends. Looking ahead to future trends in the food and agriculture sector, the German Bioeconomy Council is calling for a modernization of the genetic engineering legislation in the EU. More

  • Bioeconomy Council welcomes new EU strategy

    Bioeconomy Council welcomes new EU strategy

    18.10.2018 - The European Commission has renewed the bioeconomy strategy and adopted a comprehensive action plan. 14 packages of measures aim to accelerate the transition to a sustainable and circular bioeconomy in Europe. More

  • Genome editing: Call for new EU legislation

    Genome editing: Call for new EU legislation

    17.09.2018 - The Bioeconomy Council proposes differentiated assessment of the technologies and calls upon policy-makers to modernise genetic engineering legislation. Otherwise Germany would remain out in the cold in this "biological revolution" and would have no say in shaping the necessary international regulations. More

  • Results of the Global Bioeconomy Summit 2018

    Results of the Global Bioeconomy Summit 2018

    19.04.2018 - The bioeconomy has yet to be appropriately included in international fora on innovation, climate, biodiversity and sustainable development policy. Therefore, bioeconomy needs its own independent global forum. This is what the 700 participants agreed upon at the second Global Bioeconomy Summit 2018 in Berlin. More

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