08 June2021 - The World BioEconomy Forum is delighted to announce the launching of World Bioproduct Day on the 7 July this year.
World Bioproduct Day is part of the Forum’s campaign to enhance and increase awareness of the importance of bio-based products for the protection of the planet.
Members of the World BioEconomy Forum have been taking time to reflect about the role and importance of bio-based products in superseding non-renewable options. Through the adoption of more bio-based materials we can move towards solutions that are more sustainable and healthier for us and the planet, and step away from non-renewable feedstocks.
Every single one of us has come across a bioproduct. Whether it be reading about one, owning one, or contributing to the formation of one. It may be as simple as a wooden chair or more complex such as a bio-based chemical you have encountered. The possibilities of bioproducts are endless. Bioproducts are now emerging faster than ever, and they are all around us.
Jukka Kantola, Founder of the Forum says, “We are launching a new movement, “World Bioproduct Day” on 7 July in an effort to raise awareness of the importance of bioproducts around us and how they contribute to the larger goal of environmental sustainability and climate action.
“We invite you all to share your experiences and stories of bioproducts you use or own by posting a photo or video of a product made from renewable resources, whether it be at home or the company you work for. We ask you to share your post via LinkedIn or Twitter with the accompanying hashtag, “#Bioproductday”. We will showcase and share your posts on our social media channels so we hope all of you will participate and join us shining a spotlight on the benefits of bioproducts to the future of the Earth, to the future of our home.”
The next World BioEconomy Forum will be held in partnership with the state of Pará, and major bioeconomy associations in Brazil, ABAG and Ibá. The Forum 2021 will be held in the recently developed and renovated riverside venue Estação das Docas in Belém. The city has been recognized as a Creative City of Gastronomy by Unesco. The Forum is expecting 60+ top speakers on circular bioeconomy from all over the world.
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About the World Bioeconomy Forum
The World BioEconomy Forum is a platform for key stakeholders of the Circular Bioeconomy to share ideas and promote bio-based responsible innovations to replace and supersede non-renewable based industries, products and services to achieve a more sustainable economy while mitigating climate change.
About the State of the Pará (hosting the event)
Pará has 144 municipalities, with a population of 8.6 million inhabitants (IBGE, 2018) distributed over an area of more than 1,245,870.798 km². The state stands out as the largest consumer market and the largest economy in the Amazon and the northern region of Brazil, contributing 2.2% of the national GDP and 43.5% of the GDP of the Northern Region, results that position the Pará economy as the 12th largest economy in Brazil.
About ABAG (organising partner)
The Brazilian Association of Agribusiness (ABAG) was founded in 1993 with the purpose of helping Brazilian agribusiness in the process of sustainable development, engaging the sector and stakeholders of the industry both in Brazil and abroad. The association plays an important role promoting and strengthening the agro-industrial system and its relationships with governments, private sector, class entities and education institutions. ABAG is the only association that congregates all the players of the segment, from the field to the industry, distribution and services.
About Ibá (organising partner)
The Brazilian Tree Industry (Ibá) is the association responsible for institutional representation of the planted tree production chain, from the fields to the factory. In order to promote products derived from pine, eucalyptus, and other species that are directed toward industrial purposes, Ibá works to defend the interests of the sector to officials and government agencies, entities from the planted tree production chain, and significant sectors of the economy, social and environmental organizations, universities, schools, consumers, and the press – in Brazil as well as abroad.
About the World Bioeconomy News
The World BioEconomy News is a two-part service which includes a monthly news bulletin email sent to our subscribers and a rolling daily news service available on the Forum website. The World BioEconomy News focuses on the latest news and developments surrounding the bioeconomy respective to the World BioEconomy Forum’s four thematic sessions.
Belém as a Creative City of Gastronomy
The World BioEconomy Forum 2021 will take place in Belém, Brazil, a city that features not only a stunning bioeconomy, but also a culinary culture which draws from the unique flora and fauna in the region. Belém has been recognized as a Creative City of Gastronomy by UNESCO, due to both the unique cuisine within the region, but also for their efforts to consider sustainability, biodiversity, and cultural aspects of cuisine within the city. As part of their efforts, Belém has established the Global Centre on Gastronomy and Biodiversity, an initiative to create a cluster for food technology and innovation. Regional cuisine includes for example seafood, açaí, and pupunha.
World BioEconomy Forum - Fact sheet
The World BioEconomy Forum has become a key community for promoting the means of the circular biotechnology and at the same time curbing climate change. The first forum has already attracted delegates from 18 different countries and last year already from 51 different countries https://wcbef.com/events/world-bioeconomy-forum-2020/. This year’s main event will be held in Brazil: The World BioEconomy Forum goes to Brazil - live from Belém! 18-20 October 2021 https://wcbef.com/events/upcoming-events/world-bioeconomy-forum-2021/
Our program is built on four focused areas, as different stakeholders are addressed with different emphases. Our priorities are:
- The Bioeconomy: People, Planet, Policies
- Global Leaders and Financial World
- Bioproducts around us
- Looking to the Future
With these, our advice for actions is communicated to all stakeholders in society. Each forum ends with a joint declaration - last year it was done in a very memorable way https://wcbef.com/about-us/declarations/declaration-2020/, it also supports cultural communication.
In addition to the forum, we will be holding World BioEconomy Roundtable discussions – most recent was held on May 18, 2021 https://wcbef.com/events/upcoming-events/world-bioeconomy-roundtables/
We are constantly creating new ways to promote the circular bioeconomy - we have launched e.g., the fresh World BioEconomy News service https://wcbef.com/news-bulletin/, for which mobile versions are already underway. This will be the first global service for this sector.
We have also launched memberships for interested parties - World BioEconomy Circle. The site was opened at the end of April 2021 and we immediately got notable members involved. New ones are coming soon https://wcbef.com/world-bioeconomy-circle
To increase awareness on bioeconomy and its bio-based products we have launched World Bioproduct Day, which will be held on 7 July. We are looking after people, companies, institutes or any other organizations to share their story on bioproduct with #bioproductday.
We also think it is important to have an online store to help circular bioeconomy society to find sector related products in one site. That why we have introduced World BioEconomy Shop, which is offering a spot not only for World BioEconomy Forum own products and services, but stakeholder related to this sector.
Source: World BioEconomy Forum