A COVID-conscious, ‘Build Back Better’ is the theme of Bioeconomy Ireland Week 2020 which is now underway. It is placing a spotlight on Ireland’s bioeconomy through a series of online events and activities aimed towards a diverse range of audiences – citizens, industry professionals and policymakers – from multiple leading stakeholder groups within the Irish Bioeconomy Network. The week long series of events is coordinated by the Department of Agriculture, Food & Marine and Department of Environment Climate & Communications in collaboration with Bioeconomy leaders including BiOrbic SFI Bioeconomy Research Centre and Irish Bioeconomy Foundation and is building on the National Policy Statement on the Bioeconomy that was published in March 2018:
At the launch of the week, Minister of State at the Dept of Agriculture, Food & Marine, Martin Heydon T.D ( @martinheydonfg ) stated: “We are living through historic times where not just on our own but the global economy has suffered in just a short few months. From this unprecedented and difficult position we have the opportunity to reformulate our economy and the bioeconomy provides opportunities to rebuild and restructure in a green sustainable and circular way for our primary producers, as well as the agri-food, marine, forestry, waste management, energy, construction, pharmaceutical and biotechnology sectors. We must Build Back Better”.
The goal of the Bioeconomy Forum is to promote, support and advocate for the sustainable development of the bioeconomy in Ireland. For full list of multiple events taking place this week access to register and for more information of Bioeconomy Ireland visit the website.
There is also a daily release online of Bioeconomy Maps from Teagasc, a daily infograph/video from Irish Bioeconomy Foundation and bioeconomy projects updates funded under Ireland’s Rural Development Programme and a release of a glossary of terms from the National Rural Network. You can keep up to date by following the #irishbioeconomy on twitter & LinkedIn.