Bioeconomy is the sustainable and innovative use of renewable resources to provide food, feed and industrial products with enhanced properties. Besides economic growth the bioeconomy aims for food security, climate protection and conservation of scarce natural resources.

PROGRAMME

10:00 – Opening – Bioeconomy: Opportunities and Challenges
German-Brazilian Bioeconomy Workshop in Green Rio 2018

Maria Beatriz Bley Costa (Planeta Orgânico)
Gunter Viteri (Team leader of Green Markets and Sustainable Consumption Project)
Tilman Schachtsiek (BMEL)
Secretary Jefferson Coriteac (SEAD – Brazilian Special Secretariat for Family Farming and Agrarian Development )
Georg Backhaus (JKI – Julius Kühn Institute President – German Federal Research Center for Cultivated Plants)

10:30 – Small Entrepreneurs and Bioeconomy

Augusto Togni (SEBRAE – Brazilian Micro and Small Business Support Service)

Marco Pavarino (Coordinator for Agroecology and Sustainable Production, SEAD – Brazilian Special Secretariat for Family Farming and Agrarian Development)

Nadine Levrato (INSME-OPEE – Observatory on Practices of Entrepreneurs and Enterprises)

11:10 – Rainforest Green Markets

Dr. Maritta Koch-Weser (Earth 3000) and Dr. Frauke Fischer (PERÚ PURO GmbH)

11:30 – Nexus Water – Food – Energy

Claudio Osako (Itaipu Binational – Itaipu Technological Park – Green Nexus)

Georg Backhaus (JKI – Julius Kühn Institute President – German Federal Research Center for Cultivated Plants)

Sabine Schlüter (ITT – Institute for Technology and Resources Management in the Tropics and Subtropics –Technische Hochschule Köln)

Sylvia Wachsner (Brasil’s National Agriculture Society)

12:30 – Lunch Break

14:00 – Welcome Words: Innovations for sustainable value chains – How can we achieve transformation towards sustainable production and consumption?

Maria Beatriz Bley Costa (Planeta Orgânico)
Maritta Koch-Weser (Earth3000)
Gunter Viteri (Sustainable Markets and Consumption Project, Brazil)

14.15 – 15.15 – Alternatives for ensuring transparency and sustainability developed by civil society and businesses
Cases from Brazil, Germany and India

Patricia Cota Gomes (Coordinator for Origens Brasil Initiative at IMAFLORA)

Tanja Tafakis (Project Manager Sustainability, Faber-Castell AG)

Thomas J. (Advisor, PDS Organic Spices)

Laércio Meirelles (Ecovida Network for Agoecology)

15.15 – 16.30 – Panel discussion: Why are these alternatives limited in scale and applicability? How can we better promote those alternative approaches?

Kathrin Krause (Advisor on Sustainable Consumption, German Association for Consumer Protection)

Marco Pavarino (Coordinator for Agroecology and Sustainable Production, SEAD – Brazilian Special Secretariat for Family Farming and Agrarian Development)

Norma Tregurtha (Policy and Outreach Director, International Social and Environmental Accreditation and Labelling Alliance, ISEAL Alliance)

Fernanda Stefani (CEO, 100% Amazonia)

16h30 – Closing remarks and networking coffee