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World BioEconomy Forum 2022

The fifth World BioEconomy Forum takes place online and in Ruka, Finland. It looks at the role of the bioeconomy related to climate change mitigation and how bioeconomy and bioproducts should be an instrumental part of climate change mitigation policies.

SEI Asia Research Fellow Stefan Bößner will deliver a keynote on “Governing the Bioeconomy: Some international perspectives” on 7 September 2022 at 9:30am EEST and SEI Africa Centre Director Philip Osano is a panelist on 8 September 2022.

7 to 8 September 2022
Ruka, Finland and Online

Finland, 93825

The 2022 season will consist of online roundtable talks and the annual conference in September 2022. The programme is based on a four-pillar structure to ensure broad engagement of the circular bioeconomy stakeholders.

Day I – 7 September 2022

Times expressed in EET – local time in Finland

The Bioeconomy: People, Planet, Policies


Introduction of the theme by the session head

  • Dr. Christian Patermann

Overview on recent biostrategies worldwide

  • Dr. Christian Patermann, “Father” of European bioeconomy, former EU Commission director and advisor to the German Government on bioeconomy matters

Keynote: Governing the Bioeconomy: Some international perspectives

  • Stefan Bößner, Research Fellow, Stockholm Environment Institute, SEI

Day II – 8 September 2022

Looking to the future


Panel 7 – The bioeconomy role in the climate change mitigation

Moderated by Dr. Mark Rudnicki, Professor of Practice, Forest Biomaterials, Michigan Technological University


  • Philip Osano, Centre Director SEI Africa
  • Jeff Nuss, Founder and Former President & CEO, GreenWood Resources, Inc.
  • Rainer Häggblom, Chairman of the Board, Häggblom & Partners
  • Michael Jenkins, CEO, Founding President, Forest Trends
  • Jim Hourdequin, CEO, Lyme Timber
The World BioEconomy Forum agenda

Agenda. Graphic: World BioEconomy Forum.

SEI participants

Stefan Bößner
Stefan Bößner

Research Fellow

SEI Asia

Philip Osano
Philip Osano

Centre Director

SEI Africa

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